State of the Labor Market

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

Change in nonfarm payroll jobs

State of the Labor Market

February 2019 Jobs Report: No Cause For Alarm—Yet

Change in nonfarm payroll jobs
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While the economy only created 20,000 jobs in February, no one should panic yet.


Pick up in wage growth coming from low wage industries

State of the Labor Market

February Jobs Report Preview: Wage Growth Is Happening Fastest for Workers in Low-Wage Industries

Pick up in wage growth coming from low wage industries
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Low-wage workers are likely the ones who are seeing the benefits of accelerating wage growth.


Most US jobs now end due to workers quitting

State of the Labor Market

December 2018 JOLTS Report: Number of Jobs Openings at All-Time High

Most US jobs now end due to workers quitting
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The December Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report continues to tell a story of strong labor demand in the US economy


part-time employed for economic reasons

State of the Labor Market

January 2019 Jobs Report: Strong Jobs Numbers Despite a Shutdown

part-time employed for economic reasons
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Affected government workers likely turned to part-time work


Previous government shutdowns and the unemployment rate

State of the Labor Market

Jobs Report Preview: Will the Shutdown Show up in the Jobs Report?

Previous government shutdowns and the unemployment rate
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Will the longest government shutdown in history impact the latest jobs growth numbers this week?


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