Employment's back to pre-pandemic levels with more than 500,000 new jobs added in July

Aug 5, 2022
There were even job gains in construction and finance, which were expected to slow down. Wages grew again too.
Employers added double the number of jobs economists were expecting in July, with big hiring increases in leisure and hospitality, health care and retail.
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Layoffs may be on the horizon. Is the unemployment insurance system ready?

Aug 4, 2022
States are upgrading antiquated technology. But there are still big disparities among states.
Though states are investing to upgrade unemployment systems, there are still wide disparities among their processes and the benefits they provide.
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The job market is slowing but not stalling out

Jul 26, 2022
It's unlikely a crash in employment would prompt a recession. In spite of a slowdown in job creation, the job market remains relatively strong.
Employers are posting fewer jobs and offering fewer signing bonuses, according to ZipRecruiter's Julia Pollak.
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Hot jobs market is showing some cool spots, staffing agencies say

Jul 7, 2022
There are still almost two jobs open for every person looking for work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week.
In some industries, the job market is showing signs of cooling. In others, the market is still hot.
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They changed careers during the pandemic. Here's what they learned.

Jun 21, 2022
Even when you're passionate about work, making it your whole identity can be toxic, experts say.
The pandemic forced millions to reevaluate what they wanted out of life — and out of a career.
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What the Beveridge curve tells us about the Fed's path to a “soft landing”

Jun 14, 2022
If you want to understand the challenge of slowing inflation without damaging the labor market, picture a skateboard ramp.
The Beveridge curve appears when you plot the relationship between unfilled jobs and unemployment — it shows how those two variables move together.
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How is Gen Z managing its money?

Jun 14, 2022
Some graduated into a pandemic and are experiencing high inflation and market volatility. That's changing their approach to their finances.
From left, Tobi Plumpter, Guy DeWeever II, Emanuel Perez and Leah Smith, on the laptop screen, are part of an investing group of young Black professionals.
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A tight labor market means the class of 2022 has options

“Companies are recruiting at a level that we've never seen before,” said Colby College President David Greene.
“Companies are recruiting at a level that we've never seen before,” said Colby College president David Greene
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Could the tight labor market finally ease?

Jun 2, 2022
A slowing economy could help bring worker supply and demand back into balance.
Those who are sitting out of the job market may be forced back in when they feel the pinch of inflation.
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Job openings are still near record highs — and still outnumber applicants

Jun 1, 2022
There are almost two job openings for every unemployed person.
There are almost two openings for every unemployed person. That's good for workers but may be stoking inflation.
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