Driving keeps going back up as more states reopen their economies, according to the latest data from Descartes Labs.
How it works: Descartes Labs has created a "mobility index" based on geolocation data derived from phones and other devices reporting throughout the day, calculating the maximum distance moved from the first reported location.
Flashback: The index two weeks ago was at 44.
Why it matters: How quickly people resume driving — and flying — will influence how quickly and robustly the oil industry recovers from its historic collapse in April.
- Longer-term trends, such as how permanent working from home and flying less becomes, will naturally take more time to suss out.
One level deeper: Energy Department data published Thursday also shows gasoline demand going back up.