Bus drivers, teachers, and school custodians have experienced particularly large declines in employment during the pandemic: Percent change in employment levels from October 2019 to October 2021 for select K–12 public education occupations
|Occupations||Percent Change, Oct 2019 – Oct 2021|
|All public K–12 employment||-4.7%|
Notes: Data reflect the 12-month average in employment ending in October 2021 relative to the 12-month average of employment ending in October 2019.
Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of BLS Current Employment Statistics series and Current Population Survey microdata.