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Job Report in US (July 2022) – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 528,000 and unemployment edged down to 3.5 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 528,000 in July, and the unemployment rateedged down to 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Jobgrowth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional andbusiness services, and health care. Both total nonfarm employment and the unemploymentrate have returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic … Continue reading

Job Report in US (June 2022) – Employment rose by 372,000 unemployment remained at 3.6 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 372,000 in June, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and health care. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for the fourth month in a row, and the … Continue reading

Employment in Europe in 2021 – Lockdown transforms labour markets

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to be a defining force in the lives and work of Europeans for a second year in 2021, and Eurofound continued its work of examining and recording the many and diverse impacts across the EU Member States. Living and working in Europe 2021 provides a snapshot of the changes to employment, work and … 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

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

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

Labor Market in US – It reflect the economy’s robust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

Evgeniya Duzhak, regional policy economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated her views on the current economy and the outlook as of February 10, 2022. The improvements in the labor market reflect the economy’s robust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate in January stands at 4.0%, close to the natural … 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

COVID-19 Lockdowns and Jobs in Europe – ‘Furloughed’ workers accounted for around two-thirds of the decline in hours worked at the height of the crisis

The [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic closed or limited many economic activities in 2020, with far-reaching impacts on the labour market. Employment losses at the outset of the pandemic were sharper than those experienced during the global financial crisis. Even greater declines in hours worked arose as a result of the widespread state-supported furloughing of … Continue reading

Labour Markets in 2022 – ILO downgrades its forecasts (+video)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has downgraded its forecast for labour market recovery in 2022, projecting a deficit in hours worked globally equivalent to 52 million full-time jobs, relative to the fourth quarter of 2019. The previous full-year estimate in May 2021 projected a deficit of 26 million full-time equivalent jobs. While this latest projection … Continue reading

Job Report in US (November 2021) – Employment rose by 210,000, below expectations

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 210,000 in November, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 4.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, construction, and manufacturing. Employment in retail trade declined over the month. Household Survey Data … Continue reading

COVID-19, Immigrants and Unemployment in US -The gap has closedr

As businesses across the United States return to near-normal operations, public attention has shifted to reports of labor shortages and rising prices. But even as hiring picks up in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the labor market is not fully healed. Some 9.5 million U.S. workers were unemployed in June 2021, compared with 5.7 … Continue reading

Covid and Unemployment in US – Education still matters

The first graph shows the unemployment rate by four levels of education (all groups are 25 years and older) through March 2021. Note: This is an update to a post from a few years ago. Unfortunately this data only goes back to 1992 and includes only three recessions (the stock / tech bust in 2001, … Continue reading

Work after Covid in US – Listening to Americans

In addition to the devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wrought in terms of lives lost, it has been one of the most economically disruptive crises in U.S. history. Among the most urgent concerns is the rising number of the long-term unemployed. In January 2021, four million Americans had been unemployed for six months or more, … Continue reading

COVID in US – Six facts about how the COVID-19 recession is affecting labor force participation and unemployment

Here are six facts about how the COVID-19 recession is affecting labor force participation and unemployment among American workers a year after its onset. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ A year into COVID-19, U.S. labor market recovery is far from complete | Pew Research Center

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