State of the Labor Market

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State of the Labor Market

The Industries Having a Hard Time Filling Openings

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In a strong labor market, it’s tough for employers to turn job openings into hires. But raising pay faster can help fill open slots.


Job growth has slowed down quickly

State of the Labor Market

Jobs Day Preview: The Economy Is Still Adding Jobs, but the Future Is Uncertain

Job growth has slowed down quickly
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The number of jobs we’ve added in recent months is solid, but the trend is downward


Job openings growth has slowed

State of the Labor Market

May 2019 Jobs Report: One of the Weakest in This Recovery

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The US economy added 75,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate was steady at 3.6%.


State of the Labor Market

What Happens When the Good Times End?

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Today unemployment is lower, wage growth is higher, and job growth is just about as strong as a year ago. So why have recession fears increased?


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