State of the Labor Market

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more workers quit their jobs as the US labor market tightens

State of the Labor Market

January 2019 JOLTS: Quitting Is Back On Track

more workers quit their jobs as the US labor market tightens
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Today’s JOLTS report shows a strong labor market and a reversal in the short-lived but puzzling […]


Change in nonfarm payroll jobs

State of the Labor Market

February 2019 Jobs Report: No Cause For Alarm—Yet

Change in nonfarm payroll jobs
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While the economy only created 20,000 jobs in February, no one should panic yet.


Pick up in wage growth coming from low wage industries

State of the Labor Market

February Jobs Report Preview: Wage Growth Is Happening Fastest for Workers in Low-Wage Industries

Pick up in wage growth coming from low wage industries
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Low-wage workers are likely the ones who are seeing the benefits of accelerating wage growth.


Most US jobs now end due to workers quitting

State of the Labor Market

December 2018 JOLTS Report: Number of Jobs Openings at All-Time High

Most US jobs now end due to workers quitting
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The December Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report continues to tell a story of strong labor demand in the US economy


part-time employed for economic reasons

State of the Labor Market

January 2019 Jobs Report: Strong Jobs Numbers Despite a Shutdown

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Affected government workers likely turned to part-time work


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