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Indeed Job Search Survey August 2021: No Sustained Pickup in Search Yet

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Job search declined in August from a month earlier, but the drop-off was concentrated almost exclusively among already-employed people.


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Job Postings Requiring Vaccination Soar

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Searches for jobs not requiring vaccination also rise.


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July 2021 JOLTS Report: Demand Was Strong, but Delta Looms

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Job openings once again hit a new all-time high and were 56% above their pre-pandemic level.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 27

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 27 were 39.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings rose in occupations where employees can work from home.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 13

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 13 were 36.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings have slipped in construction and loading & stocking.