State of the Labor Market

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Growth in quitting over the past year varies by industry US

State of the Labor Market

Which Industries Are Seeing More Workers Quit?

Growth in quitting over the past year varies by industry US
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Driven by a stronger labor market, the number of workers who quit their jobs rose 8.9% over the past year, but that growth varies by industry.


State of the Labor Market

How Moms Are Avoiding the Pay Penalty for Part-Time Work

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Mothers tend to shun occupations in which part-time workers suffer a large wage penalty compared with full-time workers


Growth in job openings slowed down JOLTS march 2019 US

State of the Labor Market

March 2019 JOLTS: Slow but Steady Increase in Worker Confidence

Growth in job openings slowed down JOLTS march 2019 US
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After a large decline in February, the number of job openings increased by almost 350,000 in March.


Growth in goods-producing sectors slowing

State of the Labor Market

April 2019 Jobs Report: Strong Numbers and Still Room to Grow

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The labor market added 263,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%.


Occupations with the most inequality US jobs

State of the Labor Market

These Jobs Have the Most Unequal Pay

Occupations with the most inequality US jobs
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Personal financial advisor, physician, and real estate broker and sales agent are some occupations with the widest pay ranges.


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