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.
Companies that publicized large wage increases have seen big jumps in Indeed searches.
More than a year after horrific job losses and wage cuts, job seekers have a strong hand in the labor market again.
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.
The US economy gained 916,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.0%, down from 6.2% in February.
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