State of the Labor Market

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

Coronavirus

Searches for Amazon, Walmart Surge Following Hiring Announcements

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Job seekers react to news of increased hiring plans.


Coronavirus

Job Postings Touting Remote Work Maintain Steady Pace

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Despite increased interest from job seekers in recent weeks, job postings advertising remote work remain relatively unchanged.


State of the Labor Market

January 2020 JOLTS Report: A Solid Situation Before the Shock

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Prior to the coronavirus shock, the US labor market was quite strong. Demand for workers was slowing down, but still relatively robust.


Hiring Lab Reports, State of the Labor Market

Long-Term Unemployment Is a Weak Point in the US Labor Market

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Rates of long-term unemployment remain elevated as job seekers feel their backgrounds hold them back.


State of the Labor Market

February 2020 Jobs Report: A Solid Foundation Going Into the Unknown

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The US economy added 273,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, down from 3.6% in January.


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