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Video: Where Are the Job Seekers?

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Indeed Hiring Lab economist Daniel Culbertson provides insight into the factors that are leading to a shortage of job seekers.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through July 16: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on July 16 were 36.5% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Increasingly, postings mention urgency and hiring incentives.


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June 2021 Jobs Report: Solid Pace of Progress

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Things are picking up. All that employer demand is turning into jobs and higher wages for […]


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Indeed Job Seeker Survey June 2021: COVID Concerns and Financial Cushions Make Job Search Less Urgent

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In a new Indeed survey, many job seekers say they don’t feel a sense of urgency to get work, but that may change in the fall.


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Employer Use of Hiring Incentives Grows

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Job seeker searches for bonuses have surged.