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Job search was essentially unchanged in September with no progress for the jobless since late May.


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Video: 2021 Seasonal Hiring Outlook

Headshot of AnnElizabeth Konkel with the words "2021 Seasonal Hiring Outlook"
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Indeed economist AnnElizabeth Konkel discusses the holiday hiring landscape.


Line chart showing unemployed workers per job openings from February 2020 through August 2021. The chart compares non-temporary layoff unemployment, total unemployment and unemployment adjusted to the February 2020 labor force participation rate. The chart shows that the labor market loosened in August of 2021.

August 2021 JOLTS Report: A Speed Bump for Labor Demand?

Line chart showing unemployed workers per job openings from February 2020 through August 2021. The chart compares non-temporary layoff unemployment, total unemployment and unemployment adjusted to the February 2020 labor force participation rate. The chart shows that the labor market loosened in August of 2021.
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Job openings fell in August for the first time this year, suggesting that rising COVID case counts tempered employer demand for new hires.


Indeed Job Postings Tracker: Data Through October 8

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US job postings on Indeed.com on October 8 were 46.1% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Employers really want to hire; HR job postings are rising and job postings advertising hiring incentives have doubled since last year.


A chart showing the share of workers ages 25-54 with a job from February 2020 to September 2021. It shows that the prime-age employment rate has remained flat over the month.

September 2021 Jobs Report: A Disappointing Situation

A chart showing the share of workers ages 25-54 with a job from February 2020 to September 2021. It shows that the prime-age employment rate has remained flat over the month.
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Employment growth has yet to find its footing.


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Seasonal Urgent Hiring Job Postings Grow Tenfold

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But no rebound in job seeker interest in holiday jobs.