Some question the predictive powers of the The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index, a past predictor of recessions.
To not be so stubbornly good? "We still see the labor market running very hot,” one economist says.
States are upgrading IT and accessibility to unemployment insurance, but it's a long hard road.
The "dual labor market" theory paints a picture of two very different job markets in terms of stability, pay, and mobility.
China's job market remains competitive as the economy recovers from zero-COVID. But some young people have lost their eagerness to compete.
The four-week moving average of unemployment benefits claims is at the highest level since late 2021. Is this more evidence of a slowly cooling economy?
Fed rate hikes are kinda starting to slow down the labor market, but unemployment is still very low, and the economy isn't reacting as experts expected.
A lot of them don't even know they're eligible.
The jobless rate for young workers has jumped since late 2021 and loan repayment is back on the table. Soon-to-be grads are scrambling.
In "Moving the Needle: What Tight Labor Markets Do for the Poor," authors Newman and Jacobs advocate letting tight labor markets stay that way.