2018 has been a banner year for the job market. A big question for 2019 is whether this long recovery will end during the year. The more important question is whether the end—whenever it comes—will be graceful or ugly.


Demographics, State of the Labor Market

At Midterms, Republicans and Likely Voters More Upbeat About Job Market

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There's little common ground on how Republicans and Democrats view the labor market and what policies they support, according to new survey findings. But when rating their own personal circumstances, the big divide is not partisan loyalties, but likelihood to vote.


State of the Labor Market

Another Strong JOLTS Report Shows the Balance of Power Is Tilting Toward Job Seekers

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Looking for a new job? You may have more bargaining power in your upcoming job hunt than you might expect.


Occupation Spotlight, State of the Labor Market

Employers Shift Postings Toward Full-Time Jobs in Retail, Nursing

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As the labor market has tightened, employers in some sectors are advertising increased hours in new job listings in an apparent bid to attract workers.


State of the Labor Market

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

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Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.


State of the Labor Market

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

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September marked the tenth anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers. The country plunged into the […]


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