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Wage Growth in Canada – A range of indicators are required to fully interpret it

A new presentation, “Disaggregating wage growth: Trends and considerations,” looks below the surface of trends in wage growth, highlights important factors to consider when interpreting recent findings, and illustrates the value of using a wide range of indicators to paint a comprehensive picture of current labour market conditions. Interpretation of wage trends must take into … Continue reading

Job Report in US (May 2022) – Employment rose by 390,000 and unemployment remained at 3.6 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 390,000 in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in retail trade declined. Household Survey Data In May, the unemployment … Continue reading

Migrants workforce in Australia – To shape policy we need to understand the existing migration patterns

Migrant workers are crucial to Australia’s prosperity, yet the role they play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook helps fill that knowledge gap. This report notes that migration is increasingly important to Australia’s labour force. One in three workers in Australia were born overseas. One in five workers currently hold either a … Continue reading

Nurses in OECD – Their number has never been greater, yet …

The number of nurses has never been greater in OECD countries, yet this hasn’t been sufficient to meet the growing demand from the pandemic & population ageing.   Source : @OECD_Social  

Graduates and Job in UK – One million more professional jobs than workers with degrees to fill them

Our report tackles the misperceptions that there are too many graduates, not enough jobs for them, and that some degrees have little value for employers. We need to address misconceptions about graduate jobs. Some say that there are too many people going to university, and others have spent many years lamenting that they cannot find … Continue reading

Unemployment in OECD (April 2022) – Dropping for the first time below the pre-pandemic rate

Two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the unemployment rate in the OECD area fell to 5.2% in February 2022 (from 5.3% in January), dropping for the first time below the pre-pandemic rate recorded in February 2020 (see Figure 1) and reaching the lowest level since the start of this data series in 2001. The … Continue reading

Apprenticeships in US – A new national organization to expanding it

Apprenticeships for America (AFA), a nonprofit focused on expanding apprenticeship programs nationwide, launched today amid urgent demand for new education and training approaches that better connect America’s workers to in-demand jobs and rewarding careers in an increasingly dynamic economy. “Despite decades of evidence that apprenticeships are among the most effective paths to economic mobility, they … Continue reading

Job Report in UK (February 2022) – The labour market is tight and participation is weak

Tuesday’s labour market data showed that many of the trends of recent months remain in play. The labour market tightened further, participation continued to disappoint and real pay packets kept falling, while nominal pay growth hasn’t yet shown clear signs of accelerating. The labour market is tight The labour market is now very tight on … Continue reading

Inflation in US to 40-Year High(February 2022) – Consumer Price Index up 7.9 percent over the last 12 months

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – FEBRUARY 2022 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.9 percent before seasonal adjustment. Chosen … Continue reading

Job Report in US (February 2022) – Employment rose by 678,000 and unemployment down to 3.8 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 678,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, health care, and construction. Household Survey Data In February, the unemployment rate edged down … Continue reading

Good jobs in Scotland – More than two thirds of children in poverty live in working households

This research aims to inform the development of the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s (PIC) advice and recommendations on how the Scottish Government can support the creation of more ‘good jobs’ and reduce in-work poverty as part of the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan. ‘Good jobs’ are defined as secure and meaningful work, with fair pay … Continue reading

Le Travail au Québec – Près de 6 sur 10 accepteraient une baisse de salaire pour un emploi qui offrirait des semaines de quatre jours

Dans le cadre du Forum économique de la relève d’affaires 2022, le Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ) a présenté les résultats de l’édition 2022 du projet de recherche et de concertation Travaillons ensemble, qui brosse un portrait global des intérêts et des besoins des jeunes en ce qui a trait aux … Continue reading

Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden – The Fast Track programme to answer the shortage

In 2016, the government-funded Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers and Preschool Teachers programme was introduced in Sweden. The initiative stemmed from a shortage of teachers and preschool teachers alongside a relatively large number of educated and experienced teachers among newly arrived immigrants. This study uses both qualitative and quantitative data to present the participants’ … Continue reading

Work in US – COVID-19 continues to reshape it

As more workplaces reopen, most teleworkers say they are working from home by choice rather than necessity Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly six-in-ten U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time. The vast majority of these workers … Continue reading

Job Report in US (January 2022) – Employment rose by 467,000 and unemployment little changed at 4.0

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 467,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment growth continued in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at … Continue reading

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