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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.


line graph asking when will payrolls catch their pre-pandemic trend?

March 2021 Jobs Report: Good News and Hopefully More to Come

line graph asking when will payrolls catch their pre-pandemic trend?
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The US economy gained 916,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.0%, down from 6.2% in February.


Employment is 11.5 million jobs below pre-crisis trend

February 2021 Jobs Report: The Labor Market Needs to Speed Up

Employment is 11.5 million jobs below pre-crisis trend
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The US economy gained 379,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.2%, down from 6.3% in January.


The slowdown in hires drove employment down in December

December 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Employers Hesitant to Add New Workers

The slowdown in hires drove employment down in December
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Today’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report should make us feel a bit better about the loss of momentum in the labor market.


Employment is 6.5% below its pre-coronavirus level

January 2021 Jobs Report: A Rough Start to the Year

Employment is 6.5% below its pre-coronavirus level
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The US economy gained 49,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.3%, down from 6.7% in December.


Layoffs tick up, but hires don't accelerate

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.