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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.


bar graph tightness of the labor market varied by unemployment metric

State of the Labor Market

September 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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Job openings and quits remain stagnant, a bad sign for the recovery.


State of the Labor Market

October 2020 Jobs Report: Continued Progress, but More Work to Go

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The US economy gained 638,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.9%, down from 7.9% in September.


line graph jolts august 2020 outlook for workers looking for new jobs abroad

State of the Labor Market

August 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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After a few months of being surprisingly strong, job openings have slowed down.


State of the Labor Market

September 2020 Jobs Report: Employment Is Not Where We Need to Be

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The US economy gained 661,00 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August.


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.