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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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December 2021 JOLTS Report: Layoffs Hit All-Time Low

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2021 saw a historic surge in workers voluntarily leaving their jobs as the quits rate reached ever higher peaks.


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Indeed Job Search Survey January 2022: A Tepid Rise in Job Search as New Year Begins

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Overall job search rose in January, although all of the rise over the month was from a pick up in ‘non-urgent’ search.


December 2021 Jobs Day Report: A Rocky Patch in the Road to Recovery

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The labor market continues to present us with some confusing signals in the close of 2021.


November 2021 JOLTS Report: Workers Keep On Quitting

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Workers continued to switch jobs in light of the many opportunities the current labor market provides, with the private sector quits rate hitting an all-time high of 3.4%.


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2022 Labor Market Outlook: Continued Progress Despite Pandemic

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The labor market recovery accelerated last year as strong demand for workers turned into fast job growth and rising nominal wages.