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Job search was essentially unchanged in September with no progress for the jobless since late May.


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July 2021 JOLTS Report: Demand Was Strong, but Delta Looms

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Job openings once again hit a new all-time high and were 56% above their pre-pandemic level.


Table showing hit to employment by industry sector, comparing the percentage change in employment from February 2020 to August 2021. Leisure and hospitality had the biggest change in employment, declining 10%.

August 2021 Jobs Report: Delta Variant Slows Momentum

Table showing hit to employment by industry sector, comparing the percentage change in employment from February 2020 to August 2021. Leisure and hospitality had the biggest change in employment, declining 10%.
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Employment slowed in COVID-sensitive industries, such as leisure and hospitality.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 27

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 27 were 39.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings rose in occupations where employees can work from home.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 13

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 13 were 36.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings have slipped in construction and loading & stocking.


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Job Postings Requiring Vaccination Climb

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Vaccination requirements are appearing in sectors such as software development and marketing that typically didn’t mandate vaccines.