State of the Labor Market

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State of the Labor Market

Federal Workers Increasingly Interested in Private Tech Sector

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Uncle Sam has a new rival: the private tech sector.


State of the Labor Market

November 2019 JOLTS Report: Employer Demand Keeps Declining

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Job openings in 2019 continued to trend down, which is another sign that employers are pulling back demand across a variety of industries.


State of the Labor Market

December 2019 Jobs Report: Disappointing Wage Growth

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The US economy added 145,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, unchanged from 3.5% in November.


Gains from unemployment come most from outside the labor force

State of the Labor Market

December 2019 Jobs Day Preview: Most Newly Employed Workers Are Coming From Outside the Labor Force

Gains from unemployment come most from outside the labor force
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Despite the low unemployment rate, the labor market is primed to rapidly add jobs as workers get jobs from outside the labor force.


State of the Labor Market

October 2019 JOLTS Report: The Beginning of the End of the Openings Decline?

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Heading into 2020, labor demand is still slowing down but the strong labor market persists.


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