State of the Labor Market

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State of the Labor Market

December 2019 JOLTS Report: Another Drop in Job Openings

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Last year closed with another drop in the number of job openings. The smaller number of unemployed workers caused the ratio of unemployed-workers-to-job-vacancies to rise for the second straight month.


State of the Labor Market

The State of Job Switching and Hiring

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This report looks at job switching trends from several angles. First, it considers job switching rates by industry.


State of the Labor Market

January 2020 Jobs Report: Labor Market off to Strong Start

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The US economy added 225,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.6%, up slightly from 3.5% in December.


State of the Labor Market

January 2020 Jobs Day Preview: Average Working Hours Are on the Decline

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A reduction in average hours may not be a sign of impending doom for the labor market.


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.


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