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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through May 7: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on May 7 were 23.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline, essentially unchanged from the previous week.


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April 2021 Jobs Report: Unexpected Bad News

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To put it mildly, today’s report did not meet expectations.


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Tech Hubs Held on to Technology Jobs During Pandemic

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Tech jobs became slightly more concentrated in the eight big tech hubs, despite the rise of remote work.


Remote Internships Jump During Pandemic

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But internship postings are down overall


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through April 23: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on April 23 were 22.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings in in-person sectors, such as cleaning & sanitation, have accelerated recently.