While 2008 was not a good year for mail volume in general, one source of optimism for the future is the continued growth in mail tied to spending on political campaigns. This is spending during political campaigns on direct mail to promote candidates or issues and to raise funds. Fundraising requests can also generate single-piece First-Class Mail responses.
As the infographic indicates, it was a busy six-month period for us. The number of published reports in this period reflects a return to business as usual after the partial government shutdown in early 2019 delayed release of some reports until the second half of the fiscal year.