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US – Who is out of the labor force?

In this analysis, we explore the following questions about the approximately 24 million men and women of prime working age who were not in the labor force in 2016. Key findings are: Women with a high school education or less are overwhelmingly the largest group of Americans out of the labor force. After excluding caregivers … Continue reading

US – The national jobs gap relative to November 2007 has been closed in July 2017

With [July] employment report, we can report that the national jobs gap relative to November 2007 has closed (see figure 1). This indicates that, by our calculations, nearly a full decade after the start of the recession, employment has returned to its demographically adjusted pre-recession level. This does not mean that all harm to the … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Where the robots are in US : A map

The Metro program has followed the lead of economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo who, in a recent paper, deployed sales data from International Federation for Robotics (IFR) to explore trends in the installation of robots in U.S. and international work places. Although Acemoglu and Restrepo’s paper has been controversial in its modeling of large … Continue reading

Job Report in US, July 2017 – Employment increased by 209,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.3 percent, and the number … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, July 2017 – Little change in employment and unemployment declines to 6.3%

Following two months of notable increases, employment was little changed in July (+11,000 or +0.1%). As the number of people searching for work edged down, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 6.3%. This is the lowest rate since October 2008, just prior to the onset of the 2008-2009 labour market downturn. In the 12 months to July, employment rose by 388,000 (+2.1%), mostly … Continue reading

Diversity and Inclusion – 71 percent of surveyed organizations aspire to have an inclusive culture

As organizations face shifts in globalization, employee expectations, and the competitive landscape, the topic of diversity and inclusion is becoming increasingly critical. Our latest research found that 71 percent of surveyed organizations aspire to have an inclusive culture, but only 12 percent have achieved this objective. Organizations should find new ways of thinking about diversity … Continue reading

CEOs largest firms in US – 271 Times the annual average pay of the typical worker

This report looks at trends in CEO compensation using two measures of compensation. The first measure includes stock options realized (in addition to salary, bonuses, restricted stock grants, and long-term incentive payouts). By this measure, in 2016 CEOs in America’s largest firms made an average of $15.6 million in compensation, or 271 times the annual … Continue reading

Grads in France – They obtain on average about 82% of their potential earnings after three years

It is no longer the norm for an individual leaving full-time education in France to obtain a job on a standard employment contract. Typically a young person will spend a number of years moving between fixed-term contracts, special employment measures and, in some cases, unemployment1. However young persons do not remain young, and at some … Continue reading

UK – What do IT technicians do?

1. In the context of another wave of reform of technical education in England, this study set out to enhance understanding of the roles carried out by IT technicians, and the quali cations and training routes that prepare them for these roles.This was an in-depth exploratory study that was carried out in two stages. It … Continue reading

US – More than 3.2 million people quit their jobs

According to recently released data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 3.2 million people quit their jobs in May 2017, the most Americans to quit in a month since early 2001. It’s also the highest rate of quitting since June 2006. This might seem concerning. If a lot of people are … Continue reading

Job vacancies in Canada, QI 2017 – Rose by 17.5%

Job vacancies rose by 58,000 (+17.5%) from the first quarter of 2016 to 388,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Over that same period, the job vacancy rate increased 0.4 percentage points to 2.5%. This was the second consecutive year-over-year increase in the number of vacancies and the job vacancy rate. All comparisons are on a year-over-year basis, unless otherwise specified. Chart 1 Number of … Continue reading

The Fed’s Report to the Congress, July 12, 2017 – The labor market has continued to strengthen

Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress (July 12, 2017)  Chair Janet L. Yellen (Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.) Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and other members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. In my remarks … Continue reading

Finance Jobs in NYC – JPMorgan is trying to fill them with a new career search tool

There are thousands of available finance jobs available in New York City, and JPMorgan is trying to fill them with a new career search tool.  On Wednesday, the bank and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) unveiled, to help New Yorkers find “middle-skilled” financial services jobs. Such jobs typically require a bit more training … Continue reading

Job Report in UK, March to May 2017 – The unemployment rate at 4.5%, the lowest since 1975

The unemployment rate (the proportion of those in work plus those unemployed, that were unemployed) was 4.5%, down from 4.9% for a year earlier and the lowest since 1975. Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between December 2016 to February 2017 and March to May 2017, the number of people in work increased, … Continue reading

Job Report in US, June 2017 – Employment increased by 222,000 and unemployment little changed at 4.4 percent while labor force increased

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Household Survey Data In June, the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, … Continue reading

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