State of the Labor Market

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State of the Labor Market

How Moms Are Avoiding the Pay Penalty for Part-Time Work

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Mothers tend to shun occupations in which part-time workers suffer a large wage penalty compared with full-time workers


Growth in job openings slowed down JOLTS march 2019 US

State of the Labor Market

March 2019 JOLTS: Slow but Steady Increase in Worker Confidence

Growth in job openings slowed down JOLTS march 2019 US
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After a large decline in February, the number of job openings increased by almost 350,000 in March.


Growth in goods-producing sectors slowing

State of the Labor Market

April 2019 Jobs Report: Strong Numbers and Still Room to Grow

Growth in goods-producing sectors slowing
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The labor market added 263,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%.


Occupations with the most inequality US jobs

State of the Labor Market

These Jobs Have the Most Unequal Pay

Occupations with the most inequality US jobs
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Personal financial advisor, physician, and real estate broker and sales agent are some occupations with the widest pay ranges.


Prime-age women's labor force participation growing faster than men's US

State of the Labor Market

April Jobs Day Preview: A Strong Labor Market Is Pulling Women Back Into the Labor Force

Prime-age women's labor force participation growing faster than men's US
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Ahead of Mother’s Day and Jobs Day, how has the strong labor market affected women’s participation […]


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