State of the Labor Market

Commentary, data, analysis and insight into the US and global economy.

State of the Labor Market

These Jobs Have the Brightest Futures — and Pay Well Now

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Healthcare jobs offer high pay and have strong prospects.


State of the Labor Market

Job Openings and Turnover Report, July 2019: Labor Market Losing Momentum

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Employers' demand for workers in the US labor market continues to slow down.


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State of the Labor Market

August 2019 Jobs Report: Take a Breath, but Not a Big One

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The US economy added 130,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate was flat at 3.7%.


The improvement in prime-age employment is slowing down

State of the Labor Market

Jobs Day Preview: Payroll Growth Remains Strong, yet Gains for Workers Slowing

The improvement in prime-age employment is slowing down
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A slowdown in employment-rate growth doesn’t necessarily mean the labor market is heading for a downturn, but continued deterioration could be a warning sign.


State of the Labor Market

Where Salaries Go Furthest in 2019: The Small-City Advantage

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For most jobs, salaries are higher in smaller metros after accounting for the cost of living.


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