Five charts that track the U.S. economy amid reopening progress


Diners eat lunch on the sidewalk in front of Casa Margarita restaurant on May 29, 2020 in LaGrange, Illinois. Phase 3 of Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan began today with limited reopening’s of some businesses as a step toward restoring normal life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As states move forward in their reopening progress, Americans have greater opportunity to eat out, shop and even travel. More people have also been able to work, with a record 2.5 million jobs added in May that helped unemployment drop to 13.3%.

This return to some semblance of normalcy has helped reignite an economy battered by the coronavirus. After one of the…


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