State of the Labor Market
Commentary, data, analysis and insight into the US and global economy.
Employers' demand for workers in the US labor market continues to slow down.
The US economy added 130,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate was flat at 3.7%.
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.
For most jobs, salaries are higher in smaller metros after accounting for the cost of living.
June marks the 16th straight month where job openings outnumbered unemployed workers.