State of the Labor Market

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

Payroll growth excluding weather-sensitive areas

State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report: Sinking Retail (Not the Weather) Contributed to Dip in Payroll Growth

Payroll growth excluding weather-sensitive areas
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Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.


Industry changes since August 2018

State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report Preview: Which Industries Have Prospered in the Decade Since the Financial Crisis?

Industry changes since August 2018
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This Friday, we’ll be looking to see whether industries that have registered good growth continue to dominate the jobs numbers.


State of the Labor Market

The US Labor Market Is Changing Fast—but Job Seekers Are Keeping Up

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The distribution of jobs in 2018 is nearly 25% different than it was just four years ago.


International, State of the Labor Market

Interest in US Jobs Falls from Latin America

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Overall interest in US-based jobs from abroad hasn’t changed much over the past two years, but trends for Latin American and Muslim-majority countries stand out.


More workers quit their jobs as the US labor market tightens

State of the Labor Market

July 2018 JOLTS Report: Workers Are Quitting, but Will They Soon Prosper?

More workers quit their jobs as the US labor market tightens
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The rate at which workers are quitting jobs hitting levels not seen since April 2001.


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