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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.


A line graph titled “Prime-age EPOP on track to hit pre-pandemic level this spring.”

December 2021 Jobs Day Report: A Rocky Patch in the Road to Recovery

A line graph titled “Prime-age EPOP on track to hit pre-pandemic level this spring.”
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The labor market continues to present us with some confusing signals in the close of 2021.


Bar graph titled “Quit rates by industry sector.”

November 2021 JOLTS Report: Workers Keep On Quitting

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Workers continued to switch jobs in light of the many opportunities the current labor market provides, with the private sector quits rate hitting an all-time high of 3.4%.


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2022 Labor Market Outlook: Continued Progress Despite Pandemic

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The labor market recovery accelerated last year as strong demand for workers turned into fast job growth and rising nominal wages.


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Indeed Job Search Survey November 2021: A Jump in Job Search Among the Jobless

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Overall job search rose in November fueled by a jump in active job search among people currently out of work.


Line chart showing unemployed workers per job openings from January 2001 through October 2021.

October 2021 JOLTS Report: Openings Up but Quitting Cools Down

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This report once again shows strong demand from employers leading to a hot labor market.