Job creation, according to American workers’ reports, remains much better this year that it was in 2009, 2010, and 2011. But, reports of hiring have been stuck in the low to mid-30% range for some time. This is partly due to lower levels of government hiring. Nongovernment workers continue to report slightly higher levels of hiring.
The uptick in federal government workers’ perceptions that their employers are letting people go does appear to have dissipated to some degree in April after increasing significantly in March — although perceptions of hiring remain unchanged.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from U.S. Job Creation Remains in Higher Territory in April.