State of the Labor Market

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

State of the Labor Market

Veterans Day 2019: From the Armed Forces to the Labor Force

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How veterans are faring in today’s tight labor market.


State of the Labor Market

September 2019 JOLTS Report: The Employer Pull Back Continues

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The labor market remains strong but is clearly slowing down.


State of the Labor Market

October 2019 Jobs Report: Slowing, but Still Growing

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The US economy added 128,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.6%, up from 3.5% in September.


Employment growth in the middle-wage industries has slowed

State of the Labor Market

October 2019 Jobs Day Preview: Middle-Wage Industries Are Leading the Employment Growth Slowdown

Employment growth in the middle-wage industries has slowed
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Industries in mining, transportation, and construction are major contributors to this year’s slowdown in the labor market.


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Working Part-Time, but Not for a Long Time

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Even workers who choose reduced hours don’t expect to work part-time forever.


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