The "I’d prefer a full-time gig, but I can’t find one” measure can give us a sense of how much slack or unmet potential there is in the labor market.
It's the end of an era — the pandemic era — for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There were even job gains in construction and finance, which were expected to slow down. Wages grew again too.
Energy, food and rent were big drivers of the 9.1% inflation reading. Where are those numbers headed?
At the start of the pandemic, the number of part timers who would rather work full time spiked. Now, it’s lower than any time since 2001.
Social security and SNAP benefits are adjusted every year for inflation. While that tends to be enough in normal years, it's not enough right now.
Which sectors are the most eager for workers? And are workers ready to commit?
More Americans are returning to the labor market. But more are also joing the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said it might have been undercounting the number of workers classified as "unemployed on temporary layoff."