AnnElizabeth Konkel is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the US labor market. Previously she worked at DAI, an international development company. While there, she assisted on a multi-million dollar USAID project promoting women's equality in Afghanistan. AnnElizabeth has also worked at the Middle East Institute and the Hudson Institute. AnnElizabeth holds an M.A. in International Economics from American University's School of International Service and holds a B.A. in History from Mount Holyoke College.
US job postings on Indeed.com on January 7 were 61.9% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Postings slipped since the week prior, but the immediate cause of this drop is unclear.
The labor market recovery accelerated last year as strong demand for workers turned into fast job growth and rising nominal wages.
US job postings on Indeed.com on December 3 were 58% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Employers remain eager to hire workers who hire others, with HR job postings 118.8% above baseline.
US job postings on Indeed.com on November 5 were 51.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings with low advertised wages have lagged middle and high advertised wage job postings since the delta surge.
Indeed’s new Relative Job Seeker Interest metric shows workers are drawn to jobs advertising higher wages and that offer more opportunity to work remotely.
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