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Nick Bunker

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Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.


Layoffs tick up, but hires don't accelerate

State of the Labor Market

November 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Tepid Recovery

Layoffs tick up, but hires don't accelerate
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Hiring remains steady, but rise in layoffs is reminder that we are not out of the woods.


State of the Labor Market

December 2020 Jobs Report: Coronavirus Still Battering Labor Market

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The US economy lost 140,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.7%, unchanged from November.


bar graph tightness of labor market varies by unemployment metric

State of the Labor Market

October 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Lack of Momentum

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Job openings ticked up in October, but they remain 5% below February levels, according to the latest data from the federal Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).


Prime age employment rate remains depressed

State of the Labor Market

November 2020 Jobs Report: Slowing Progress in the Labor Market

Prime age employment rate remains depressed
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The US economy gained 245,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.7%, down from 6.9% in October.


bar graph tightness of the labor market varied by unemployment metric

State of the Labor Market

September 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

bar graph tightness of the labor market varied by unemployment metric
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Job openings and quits remain stagnant, a bad sign for the recovery.