State of the Labor Market

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

State of the Labor Market

Working Part-Time, but Not for a Long Time

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Even workers who choose reduced hours don’t expect to work part-time forever.


State of the Labor Market

August 2019 JOLTS Report: Dark Clouds for Labor Demand

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The outlook for labor demand continues to darken, as job openings disappoint again this month. On […]


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State of the Labor Market

September 2019 Jobs Report: Slowdown Is Continuing

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The US economy added 136,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, down from 3.7% a month earlier.


State of the Labor Market

September 2019 Jobs Day Preview: Growth in the Average Worker’s Paycheck Is Slowing Down

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Wage growth may be steady, but growth in average weekly earnings is slowing due to a decline in average hours worked.


State of the Labor Market

Holiday Hiring Already in Full Swing

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The seasonal jobs market is looking strong for both employers and job seekers — at least so far.


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