As the labor market has tightened, employers in some sectors are advertising increased hours in new job listings in an apparent bid to attract workers.


State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report: Sinking Retail (Not the Weather) Contributed to Dip in Payroll Growth

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Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.


State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report Preview: Which Industries Have Prospered in the Decade Since the Financial Crisis?

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September marked the tenth anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers. The country plunged into the […]


Occupation Spotlight

Seasonal Job Postings Are Lagging Behind Last Year

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On Indeed, US seasonal job postings through mid-September are 21% below last year’s level, but they are tracking or exceeding the levels in 2015 and 2016. This year’s slowdown primarily reflects a shortfall in seasonal postings for nonsales jobs. Seasonal openings might be lower this year because more of those jobs are becoming permanent, another sign of a strengthening job market.


Occupation Spotlight

How Has the Financial Industry Shifted Since Lehman Brothers?

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While New York’s prominence is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon, other localities are luring finance jobs to new places.


State of the Labor Market

The US Labor Market Is Changing Fast — But Job Seekers Are Keeping Up

The distribution of jobs in 2018 is nearly 25% different than it was just four years ago.


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