What's it going to take to juice U.S. job growth?

May 7, 2021
The pandemic's still weighing down the economy, despite some encouraging signs.
People who are refusing to get vaccinated are the greatest factor holding back economic recovery, some experts say.
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Indeed CEO on hiring, remote work and who has leverage in the labor market

May 5, 2021
“There’s not really one story that explains the entire labor market,” Chris Hyams says.
The number of job postings on Indeed is 22% higher than it was before the pandemic.
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New data points to strengthening economic recovery this year

Apr 15, 2021
Jobless claims and retail spending data out Thursday suggest that the economy's laying the groundwork for recovery.
This March, spending at restaurants rose by more than spending at grocery stores, a positive sign for economic recovery.
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Politicians love promising jobs. But where do the numbers come from?

Dec 15, 2020
It starts with a huge web of government data on jobs.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised 1 million new jobs in the auto industry. Above, Biden speaks at a campaign event in July.
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Job gains slow in November as pandemic hampers recovery

Dec 4, 2020
Employers added 245,000 jobs, many fewer than the previous month. The economy is still down nearly 10 million jobs since February.
A "now hiring" sign at a business in Arlington, Virginia. Hiring is sluggish across the economy and economists worry that the trend will turn negative.
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The good news? The economy added 1.4 million jobs in August. The bad news? The economy only added 1.4 million jobs in August.

Sep 4, 2020
The economy's clawing its way back from historic job losses in the spring, but it's only halfway back to pre-pandemic levels.
A barista making coffee at an Oklahoma cafe. While 1.4 million new jobs were added in August, employment gains are slowing.
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Rising home prices linked to slowing job growth in some cities

Jan 23, 2020
Research suggests a decline in housing affordability can significantly reduce job growth.
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Will job growth hold up in 2020?

Jan 9, 2020
The December jobs report from the Labor Department will cap off a year of decent job growth coupled with declining unemployment.
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U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

Jan 4, 2019
Job growth at this pace is a sign that the economy will continue to expand for a 10th straight year.
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Here's the problem with low, low unemployment

Sep 13, 2018
Unemployment in the United States currently stands at the low, low 3.9 percent. What’s not to like? A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston argues that, historically, a low unemployment rate can signal trouble for the economy. It seems there is some danger in too much employment. Click the audio player above […]
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