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Job Openings in US – Increased to 7.6 Million in January with more of them than people unemployed for the eleventh consecutive month

In January there were 7.581 million job openings, and, according to the January Employment report, there were 6.535 million unemployed. So, for the eleventh consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (4 years). Chosen excerpts … Continue reading

Refugees in Canada – Labour market outcomes varied considerably over the last three decades

Canada welcomed over 830,000 refugees from 1980 to 2009. Although not selected for economic reasons, the success of refugees in the labour market is an essential element of their long-term integration into Canadian society. A new Statistics Canada study finds that the labour market outcomes of refugees from 13 countries varied considerably over the last three decades. To date, little information has … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, February 2019 – Employment grew for a second consecutive month, up 56,000 

Employment grew for a second consecutive month, up 56,000 in February, driven by gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8% as the number of people searching for work held steady. In the 12 months to February, total employment grew by 369,000 or 2.0%, reflecting increases in both full- (+266,000) and part-time (+103,000) work. Over the same period, total hours … Continue reading

Job Report in US, February 2019 – A very weak month – total nonfarm payroll employment up by only 20,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in February (+20,000), and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade continued to trend up, while construction employment decreased. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point … Continue reading

Job Report in EU, January 2019 – Unemployment at 7.8% with 3.375 million young persons unemployed

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8% in January 2019, stable compared with December 2018 and down from 8.6% in January 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.5% in January 2019, down from 6.6% in December 2018 and from 7.2% … Continue reading

Autonomous Vehicle in US – How to cope with their effects on workers

How will the introduction and diffusion of autonomous vehicles (AVs) affect U.S. workers? This highly fraught question promises soon to loom large in hometowns and policy realms across the nation. Given Americans’ current reliance on cars and trucks for most of our transportation, the transition to self-driving vehicles will change many lives and livelihoods, likely … Continue reading

India – Jobless rate at multi-decade high

An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to its highest level in at least 45 years in 2017/18, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi months before a general election. A political controversy over the survey erupted after the … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, December 2018 – 7.9% in euro area and 3.365 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6% in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 7.2% … Continue reading

Labour Market Dynamics in Canada – Each month, 6.2% of the working-age population, on average, changed their labour force status

Each month, data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are highly anticipated because they offer a first glimpse of the general state of the labour market. The number of employed people and the unemployment rate are two indicators that attest to the popularity—and usefulness—of the survey data. However, it is less well known that behind … Continue reading

Unemployment and Wage Growth in US – No sharp pickup in wage growth foreseen by FRBSF

The unemployment rate ended 2018 at just under 4%, substantially lower than most estimates of the natural rate. Could such an ostensibly tight labor market lead to a sharp pickup in wage growth from its recent moderate pace, such that the relationship between wage growth and unemployment is not always linear? Investigations using state-level data … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, November 2018 – 7.9% (Euro Area), down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017 with 3.444 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in November 2018, stable compared with October 2018 and down from 7.3% … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, December 2018 – Employment held steady in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6%

Employment held steady in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6%. In the 12 months to December, employment increased by 163,000 (+0.9%), entirely driven by gains in full-time work (+185,000 or +1.2%). Over the same period, total hours worked rose 0.9%. Chart Unemployment rate, Canada Highlights In December, employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it fell in Alberta, New … Continue reading

Job Report in US, December 2018 – Employment increased by 312,000 but unemployment rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, November 2018 – Unemployment at 5.6%, the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976

Employment rose by 94,000 in November, driven by gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.6%, the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976. In the 12 months to November, employment grew by 219,000 or 1.2%, reflecting gains in full-time work (+227,000 or +1.5%). Over the same period, total hours worked were up 2.1%. Chart : Unemployment rate Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

Job Report in US, November 2018 – Employment increased by 155,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data In November, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the third month in … Continue reading

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