Pandemic May Bring Lasting Shifts in Industrial Sector
The industrial sector will not escape the current recession unscathed, but it will experience a quick recovery and an improved outlook in outer years. Shifts somewhat attributed to the pandemic, such as an increase in e-commerce, carry some positive implications for industrial demand, even once the pandemic subsides.
The Changing Expectations for U.S. Office Recovery
The U.S. office sector most likely will not be able to go through the current crisis unscarred. However, 9 of 10 respondents to a BLS survey considered themselves on a temporary layoff, suggesting the unemployment rate may not have a permanent effect on the office sector.