State of the Labor Market

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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.


Coronavirus

Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through July 31: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 18% lower than in 2019 as of July 31 — the thirteenth week of gradual improvement.


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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.


Coronavirus

Tech Sector Feeling COVID-19’s Economic Pain

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Competition for tech jobs is up and workers could lose bargaining power.


Coronavirus

Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through July 24: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 21% lower than in 2019 as of July 24 — the twelfth week of gradual improvement.


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