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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through January 7

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US job postings on Indeed.com on January 7 were 61.9% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Postings slipped since the week prior, but the immediate cause of this drop is unclear.


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December 2021 Jobs Day Report: A Rocky Patch in the Road to Recovery

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The labor market continues to present us with some confusing signals in the close of 2021.


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November 2021 JOLTS Report: Workers Keep On Quitting

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Workers continued to switch jobs in light of the many opportunities the current labor market provides, with the private sector quits rate hitting an all-time high of 3.4%.


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2022 Labor Market Outlook: Continued Progress Despite Pandemic

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The labor market recovery accelerated last year as strong demand for workers turned into fast job growth and rising nominal wages.


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Indeed Job Search Survey November 2021: A Jump in Job Search Among the Jobless

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Overall job search rose in November fueled by a jump in active job search among people currently out of work.