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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.


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Searches for Companies Rise After News of Wage Hikes

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Companies that publicized large wage increases have seen big jumps in Indeed searches.


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April 2021 JOLTS Report: Job Seekers Have Strong Hand Again

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More than a year after horrific job losses and wage cuts, job seekers have a strong hand in the labor market again.


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May 2021 Jobs Report: Decent Pace of Growth, But Continued Acceleration Needed

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Adding a half-million jobs in one month would be phenomenal news in a normal labor market. These days, it’s a decent pace of growth.


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April 2021 Jobs Report: Unexpected Bad News

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To put it mildly, today’s report did not meet expectations.


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

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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.