Martha Gimbel is the Research Director for the Hiring Lab. Previously she was the Research Director and Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Labor, and an economist at the Council of Economic Advisers focusing on labor market issues. She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University, where she studied classics and economics, and a master's degree from the University of California, San Diego in economics.
The US economy added 75,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate was steady at 3.6%.
Job growth in industries like manufacturing is slowing, but service industries are still going strong.
The gap between job seeker background and employer needs is shrinking in a tightening labor market
Mothers tend to shun occupations in which part-time workers suffer a large wage penalty compared with full-time workers
The labor market added 263,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%.
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