State of the Labor Market

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State of the Labor Market

May 2019 Jobs Report: One of the Weakest in This Recovery

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The US economy added 75,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate was steady at 3.6%.


State of the Labor Market

What Happens When the Good Times End?

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Today unemployment is lower, wage growth is higher, and job growth is just about as strong as a year ago. So why have recession fears increased?


State of the Labor Market

How Fast Are Labor Markets Changing Around the World?

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The gap between job seeker background and employer needs is shrinking in a tightening labor market


Growth in quitting over the past year varies by industry US

State of the Labor Market

Which Industries Are Seeing More Workers Quit?

Growth in quitting over the past year varies by industry US
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Driven by a stronger labor market, the number of workers who quit their jobs rose 8.9% over the past year, but that growth varies by industry.


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