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Were you working remotely last year? Find out how much time you saved with our calculator.

In 2019 the average commute time in Berkshire County was 19.2 minutes in one direction. Add up all those missed trips between mid-March 2020 and mid-June 2021, and you got more than a week of life back from commuting.


With our COVID-crippled economy reopening, people are out spending again. But businesses haven’t rebuilt their inventories or workforces, and thus can’t keep up with surging demand. Nor can their suppliers, so nearly everybody in this shortage-plagued economy is passing along price increases. The unlike the '70s, this bout of inflation is unlikely to persist.


Massachusetts employers added 14,100 jobs in February as the state's unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent, labor officials announced Friday.