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State of the Labor Market

February 2021 Jobs Report: The Labor Market Needs to Speed Up

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The US economy gained 379,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.2%, down from 6.3% in January.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through February 26: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on February 26 were 5.7% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Steady improvement continues.


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Coronavirus

Gender Gap in Requests for Pay, Promotion Widens in Pandemic

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But women have become more comfortable asking for job flexibility.


January 2021 Labor Market Update

State of the Labor Market

Video: January 2021 Labor Market Update

January 2021 Labor Market Update
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Hiring Lab economist Daniel Culbertson offers a quick review of the US labor market.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through February 12: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on February 12 were 3.9% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Good news: gains have accelerated.