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 JOLTS july 2020

State of the Labor Market

July 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Another Increase in Job Openings

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As of July, there are 2.5 unemployed workers per job opening.


Leisure and hospitality employment still down almost 25% during pandemic line graph US

State of the Labor Market

August 2020 Jobs Report: The Easy Wins Are Fading

Leisure and hospitality employment still down almost 25% during pandemic line graph US
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The US economy gained 1.4 million jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 8.4%, down from 10.2% in July.


Job openings by industry sector

June 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

Job openings by industry sector
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Rise in quitting may be a sign of workers' concerns about the pandemic.


State of the Labor Market

July 2020 Jobs Report: Not a V-Shaped Recovery

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The US economy gained 1.8 million jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 10.2%, down from 11.1% in June.


temporary layoff unemployment prevalent among top unemployed occupations

State of the Labor Market

July 2020 Jobs Day Preview: The Looming Threat of Permanent Job Loss

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The line between being on temporary layoff and permanently losing a job is thin.


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