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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 showing the employment rate for workers ages 25 to 54 from February 2020 to May 2022.

November 2021 Jobs Day Report: A Tale of Two Surveys

Line graph showing the employment rate for workers ages 25 to 54 from February 2020 to May 2022.
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The underlying momentum of the labor market is still strong, but this month shows more uncertainty than expected.


Bar chart showing growth in quits by industry since February 2020.

September 2021 JOLTS Report: Job Openings Decline, but Quits Rise

Bar chart showing growth in quits by industry since February 2020.
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Workers continue to quit at historic levels, with the quits rate hitting an all-time high of 3%.


A chart showing the share of workers ages 25-54 with a job from February 2020 to October 2021. It shows that the prime-age employment rate is showing signs of solid potential recovery.

October 2021 Jobs Report: Getting on a Solid Path

A chart showing the share of workers ages 25-54 with a job from February 2020 to October 2021. It shows that the prime-age employment rate is showing signs of solid potential recovery.
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Today’s report is a sign that recovery could be closer than many thought. The US added 531,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate declined to 4.6% from 4.8%.


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Indeed Job Search Survey October 2021: Job Search Recedes Among the Jobless

Woman in home office looking at her laptop
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Overall job search was essentially unchanged in October while active job search among those without a job retreated.


Line chart showing unemployed workers per job openings from February 2020 through August 2021. The chart compares non-temporary layoff unemployment, total unemployment and unemployment adjusted to the February 2020 labor force participation rate. The chart shows that the labor market loosened in August of 2021.

August 2021 JOLTS Report: A Speed Bump for Labor Demand?

Line chart showing unemployed workers per job openings from February 2020 through August 2021. The chart compares non-temporary layoff unemployment, total unemployment and unemployment adjusted to the February 2020 labor force participation rate. The chart shows that the labor market loosened in August of 2021.
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Job openings fell in August for the first time this year, suggesting that rising COVID case counts tempered employer demand for new hires.