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overview: Millions of Americans are still unemployed months into the pandemic, but there is one segment of the economy where hiring is booming.


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As more people buy all sorts of items online instead of in stores or restaurants, jobs related to e-commerce and logistics have grown significantly, especially for the final delivery stage.

The number of couriers and messengers rose 26% from February to December last year, the largest gain among all the positions and industries tracked by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) according to its latest employment data. The category of warehousing and storage had the fifth-highest job growth for the same 10-month period, at 7.26%.

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Karen Ho

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