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.
Adding 155,000 jobs this month is not a disappointment.
2018 has been a banner year for the job market. A big question for 2019 is whether this long recovery will end during the year. The more important question is whether the end—whenever it comes—will be graceful or ugly.
It is astonishing at this point in the recovery that we have had four months this year of job growth at or above 250,000. In addition, we finally saw wage growth pop above 3%.
Does the increased share of workers in part-time employment reflect a structural shift in the economy?
Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.
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