Close
Subscribe to Indeed Hiring Lab

Keep up with the latest

State of the Labor Market

Commentary, data, analysis and insight into the US and global economy.

Thumbnail of Indeed Economist Daniel Culbertson with the text "Labor Market Update: Can Strong Wage Growth Be Sustained?"

US Labor Market Update Video: Can Strong Wage Growth Be Sustained?

Thumbnail of Indeed Economist Daniel Culbertson with the text "Labor Market Update: Can Strong Wage Growth Be Sustained?"
by

In this short video, Indeed Hiring Lab economist Daniel Culbertson shares the latest labor market data and asks whether strong wage growth can be sustained.


April 2022 US Labor Market Update: For Many Workers, Inflation Outpaces Wage Growth 

by and

Pay gains remain strong, but fewer workers are keeping up with rising prices.


Photo of A lifeguard on duty at a beach

Domestic Interest in Summer Jobs Looks Sluggish

Photo of A lifeguard on duty at a beach
by

But foreign interest in guest worker visas spikes.


A line graph titled “More workers are unretiring.” With a vertical axis from 1.5% to 3.5%, the graph shows the rate at which retired workers are employed a year later from January 2019 to March 2022. The line shows that ‘unretirement’ flows were 3.2% of all retired workers in February 2020. The rate then fell to 2.1% in June 2020 and slowly rose before speeding up in fall 2021. The unretirement rate was 3.2% as of March 2022.

‘Unretirements’ Continue to Rise as More Workers Return to Work

A line graph titled “More workers are unretiring.” With a vertical axis from 1.5% to 3.5%, the graph shows the rate at which retired workers are employed a year later from January 2019 to March 2022. The line shows that ‘unretirement’ flows were 3.2% of all retired workers in February 2020. The rate then fell to 2.1% in June 2020 and slowly rose before speeding up in fall 2021. The unretirement rate was 3.2% as of March 2022.
by

The tight labor market, in combination with waning COVID-19 concerns and high inflation, are leading more people to leave retirement and reenter the workforce.


Photo of current employees helping train interns while seated at desks