State of the Labor Market

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Employment growth in the middle-wage industries has slowed

State of the Labor Market

October 2019 Jobs Day Preview: Middle-Wage Industries Are Leading the Employment Growth Slowdown

Employment growth in the middle-wage industries has slowed
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Industries in mining, transportation, and construction are major contributors to this year’s slowdown in the labor market.


State of the Labor Market

Working Part-Time, but Not for a Long Time

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Even workers who choose reduced hours don’t expect to work part-time forever.


State of the Labor Market

August 2019 JOLTS Report: Dark Clouds for Labor Demand

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The outlook for labor demand continues to darken, as job openings disappoint again this month. On […]


job growth is slowing down

State of the Labor Market

September 2019 Jobs Report: Slowdown Is Continuing

job growth is slowing down
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The US economy added 136,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, down from 3.7% a month earlier.


State of the Labor Market

September 2019 Jobs Day Preview: Growth in the Average Worker’s Paycheck Is Slowing Down

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Wage growth may be steady, but growth in average weekly earnings is slowing due to a decline in average hours worked.


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