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Women Fear Pandemic Job Loss More Than Men

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Comfort in job switching has diminished.


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Remote Job Postings Double During Coronavirus and Keep Rising

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Indeed job postings in the US are twice as likely to mention remote work now than before the pandemic, though opportunities during the crisis have leaned toward positions that can't be done remotely.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through March 12: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on March 12 were 8.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Gains accelerated in the past week.


Employment is 11.5 million jobs below pre-crisis trend

February 2021 Jobs Report: The Labor Market Needs to Speed Up

Employment is 11.5 million jobs below pre-crisis trend
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The US economy gained 379,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.2%, down from 6.3% in January.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through February 26: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on February 26 were 5.7% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Steady improvement continues.