Is a wider job market cool-off starting to take hold?
Apr 5, 2023

Is a wider job market cool-off starting to take hold?

There are signs that the job market cooldown, which has been slow to materialize, is starting to accelerate. Fresh data from the Labor Department released yesterday saw a marked decrease in job openings — while that may spell good news for the Fed's fight against inflation, openings are still way above pre-pandemic levels. And, we speak with the University of Rochester's Ranga Dias, who tells us about a potentially revolutionary breakthrough that researchers made looking into room-temperature superconductors.

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Job openings fall as the labor market slows

Apr 5, 2023
Job openings fell by more than 1.3 million in January and February, according to fresh data, but are above pre-pandemic levels.
Employers added fewer jobs than expected in February, according to data from the Department of Labor, but openings remain above pre-pandemic levels.
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Could a recent scientific breakthrough in electric conductivity transform tech?

Researchers at the University of Rochester created a material that could make superconducting possible at room temperature.
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