• About the Author: Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

    Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US …

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27 Nov. 2017 | Comments (1)
Has teleworking peaked? Not according to the data.
The latest data from the American Community Survey (ACS) suggests that through 2016, the trend of shifting towards teleworking is not slowing down, bu…

13 Nov. 2017 | Comments (3)
What’s new in the US labor market – November 2017 edition
Update on the current situation of the US labor market.…

06 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
Job satisfaction keeps getting better
Last week, we released the results of the latest annual survey of job satisfaction. The Conference Board job satisfaction survey was first released in…

29 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
What is Behind the Slow Wage Growth?
In the past couple of years, unemployment rates have declined significantly in almost all advanced economies. When comparing current unemployment rate…

10 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
A Tight Labor Market is Finally Here
In early 2014, with the unemployment rate close to seven percent and declining labor force participation, the common concern at the time, in the media…

12 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Growth in American manufacturing jobs? It's happening in Michigan
Today’s jobs report reinforces the slow yet steady recovery of the auto industry. Since 2009 when auto manufacturing jobs bottomed out at j…

12 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Our unemployment rate is great, so why aren't wages rising faster?
Five years ago, an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent — which the latest jobs report shows — would have been unthinkable. The impact of the …

03 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
America's Foodies are Powering the Economy with Manufacturing Jobs
In a column last month, one of us detailed the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs. But it turns out that the somewhat gloomy story by no means pe…

30 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
3 Things the Jobs Report Doesn't Tell Us About the US Economy
 Like every U.S. jobs report, this morning's report gave an incomplete snapshot of the labor market's current condition and trajectory. Make no m…

15 Feb. 2017 | Comments (0)
Labor Shortages Are Likely to Hit Harder in the North
In this blog, we discuss how the drop in this ratio is likely to vary across states. In a recent report, we developed state level population forecasts…

09 Feb. 2017 | Comments (0)
Locating the Next Myrtle Beach: Retirement Destinations and Workforce Planning
Large population changes challenges firms and local governments to adjust their workforce to serve the needs of the new population. Since retirees spe…

26 Jan. 2017 | Comments (0)
Using Alternative Work Arrangements to Better Serve Workers and Businesses
The struggle for talent, which employers have experienced as unemployment rates have crashed below 5.0 percent, represents a new normal. During the ne…

19 Jan. 2017 | Comments (0)
The Share of Workers Who Telework Continues To Grow
In this blog we define teleworkers as full-time employees, excluding part-time workers, self-employed, and people in military occupations, who answere…

24 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
Why the Decline in Earnings Isn't That Bad
Even as the US economy continues to expand, largely on the back of solid household spending, the corporate profits environment is turning south after …

24 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
Why the Decline in Earnings Isn't That Bad
Even as the U.S. economy continues to expand, largely on the back of solid household spending, the corporate profits environment is turning south afte…

07 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Labor Market Differential You Should Be Following
The consumer confidence survey contains a few more hidden gems. In this post, I will focus on the labor market differential, which is the percentage o…

25 Aug. 2016 | Comments (1)
Is Wage Growth Lagging? Actually It Is Where It Should Be
We are now more than 7 years since the end of the Great Recession and, while most labor market indicators point to an economy near full employment, so…

19 Jul. 2016 | Comments (0)
Job Satisfaction Continues to Rise
Today, The Conference Board releases the results of the latest annual survey of job satisfaction. The Conference Board job satisfaction survey was fir…

15 Jul. 2016 | Comments (0)
Fewer Shrinking Industries – the end of disruption?
This post was written by Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America and Frank Steemers, Research Assistant. One of the surprising features of the …

03 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
Wanted: Math Majors – Mathematical Jobs Facing Tough Labor Shortages
Readers were surprised by results on the reasons why computer-related occupations are not at an especially high risk of future labor shortages. If one…

19 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
New Report from The Conference Board on Looming Labor Shortages
Corporate profits in the U.S. have already peaked in 2014, and are likely to trend down in the foreseeable future. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Sho…

15 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Don’t be surprised if inflationary pressures build up steam as the economy gets increasingly constrained by the supply side
In the weeks after the Fed raised interest rates in December, global financial markets trembled and inflation expectations, as measured by the bond ma…

15 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
The U.S. Faces a Perfect Economic Storm
Is it really surprising that inflation is not remaining at its subdued rates of well below 2 percent? We don't think so. The main story in the U.S. ec…

24 Mar. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Risk of Shortages in Computer and Science Jobs is Lower Than You Think
What are the risk of labor shortages in STEM and especially computer-related occupations? While the nation as a whole will experience labor shortages,…

17 Dec. 2015 | Comments (0)
Should we finally start worrying about inflation?
With the Fed raising rates this week, the monetary policy debate on the next step will commence, focusing on whether or not the Fed made a mistake in …

13 Sep. 2015 | Comments (0)
Labor Market Tightness and Job Satisfaction
I would like to highlight a new type of analysis first conducted in this report. We want to explore whether labor market tightness is correlated with …

20 Aug. 2015 | Comments (0)
Does Productivity Mismeasurement Matter?
In recent years, official estimates of labor productivity growth have shown a significant slowdown, but many argue that the government has failed to c…

17 Aug. 2015 | Comments (0)
Does productivity mismeasurement matter?
In recent years, official estimates of labor productivity growth have shown a significant slowdown. But many argue that the government has failed to c…

28 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Is Wage Growth Accelerating? All Signs Point to Yes!
One big question regarding the U.S. economy is whether wage growth is accelerating. You might think that this is a pretty straightforward question to …

24 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Is Wage Growth Accelerating? All signs point to Yes!
One big question regarding the US economy is whether wage growth is accelerating. You might think that this is a pretty straightforward question to an…

16 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Will the Labor Market Bring Down the Stock Market?
Looking forward, we believe labor productivity growth is unlikely to bounce back to the rates seen 10-20 years ago. We expect the labor market will co…

14 Jul. 2015 | Comments (0)
Will the labor market bring down the stock market?
As we have discussed (see here and here), two trends currently dominate the US labor market: The tightening of the labor market, leading to higher…

30 Jun. 2015 | Comments (1)
The New Normal in the U.S. Economy is Slower Than You Think
This blog is going to be relatively short because, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. In recent months, one of the charts that I have b…

24 Jun. 2015 | Comments (0)
Large Variation in Working-Age Population Projections Across States
We forecast the 15 year growth rate of the working-age population by state, which is a natural follow up to two blogs we wrote in recent weeks: one on…

04 Jun. 2015 | Comments (0)
Information Security Analysts: Intensifying Demand for Information Security in the Digital Age
One of the most at-risk occupations is information security analysts, which are ranked highly due to projected rapid employment growth over the next d…

27 May. 2015 | Comments (4)
In Defense of Our Most Controversial Labor Markets Chart
One of the charts central to our labor shortages work shows that there will be almost no growth in the U.S. working-age population in the next 15 year…

20 May. 2015 | Comments (4)
Ten Extreme Predictions That Have More than a 10% Probability of Happening
In the list below, I make ten predictions about the U.S. economy and labor market. I think each of them has less than a 50%, but more than a 10%, chan…

11 May. 2015 | Comments (1)
The U.S. Labor Market Recovery: This Time It’s Different?
What is a “normal” labor market recovery? Typically, economic activity starts expanding and soon after employment begins to grow. However, during the …

29 Apr. 2015 | Comments (0)
Are Baby Boomers Really Retiring in Large Numbers?
One comment or question that we often receive while discussing our labor shortages prediction is whether or not baby boomers are really retiring in la…

23 Apr. 2015 | Comments (0)
Labor Market Slack Varies Dramatically Across U.S. States
The national unemployment rate reached 5.5% in March, which is in the range that most economists consider the natural rate of unemployment. However, t…

31 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Faster Than Expected: The U.S. Labor Market Continues To Tighten
Six months after our major report on looming labor shortages in the U.S. and other advanced economies, it’s time to take stock. How is the labor marke…

30 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Faster than expected: the U.S. labor market continues to tighten
Six months after our major report on looming labor shortages in the US and other advanced economies, it’s time to take stock. How is the labor market …

26 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Hiring Qualified Workers: Is it Really That Hard?
In the past year, indicators of the perceived difficulty in recruiting qualified workers have suggested that it has become as hard to recruit qualifie…

24 Mar. 2015 | Comments (1)
Hiring Qualified Workers: Is it Really That Hard?
In the past year, indicators of the perceived difficulty in recruiting qualified workers have suggested that it has become as hard to recruit qualifie…

19 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Still Dropping: The Impact of Oil Prices on the Labor Market Is Becoming More Visible
A few weeks ago, we posted a blog titled, Huge Drop In New Job Ads For Oil-Related Occupations, describing the impact of the drop in oil prices on the…

18 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Still dropping: The impact of oil prices on the labor market is becoming more visible
A few weeks ago, we posted a blog describing the impact of the drop in oil prices on the labor market. Since then, we’ve learned more.  Today we draw …

03 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Huge drop in new job ads for oil-related occupations
This post was written by Gad Levanon, Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets; Jeanne Shu, Senior Manager, HWOL; Ben Cheng, Associate …

03 Mar. 2015 | Comments (0)
Huge Drop In New Job Ads For Oil-Related Occupations
The drop in oil prices is likely to be net positive for employment in the United States. But it’s not good news for everyone. While we have not seen a…

23 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
It Is Not Crazy To Expect A Crazy Low Unemployment Rate In Two Years
Has the idea of a tight labor market moved from theory to reality? The recent rapid job growth and large drop in the unemployment rate make this quest…

18 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
It is not crazy to expect a crazy low unemployment rate in two years
Has the idea of a tight labor market moved from theory to reality? The recent rapid job growth and large drop in the unemployment rate make this quest…

10 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Strong Job Growth, But In Which Industries?
Over recent years, and in 2014 especially, job growth has been quite strong, which helped to significantly lower the unemployment rate. Yet, behind th…

03 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Wage growth - the young shall lead us
The US labor market has been improving. The unemployment rate is almost at its natural rate of 5.5 percent, as defined by the Congressional Budget Off…

02 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Wage Growth – The Young Shall Lead Us
One labor market measure that has barely begun to recover is the wage rate. Wage growth is higher than the period right after the Great Recession, but…

14 Jan. 2015 | Comments (0)
What's coming? "Secular Stagnation" or Stagflation?
In November 2013, Larry Summers gave a highly touted speech about the possibility of secular stagnation in the US economy. Summers proposed that the i…

12 Jan. 2015 | Comments (2)
What’s coming? “Secular Stagnation” or Stagflation?
The rapid decline in the unemployment rate continues to surprise most, and many economists persist in predicting that labor productivity will accelera…

18 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)
Have Corporate Profits Peaked?
Since the beginning of 2009, corporate profits in the United States have been on a growth trend, but this trend may be changing. This leads us to ask:…

15 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)
Have corporate profits peaked?
Since the beginning of 2009, corporate profits in the United States have been on a growth trend, but this trend may be changing. We see (in Chart 1) t…

11 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)
New Teleworking Data Revealed! More and More People Are Working From Home
In May, 2012, The Conference Board released a report on teleworking, titled The Incredible Disappearing Office. In this blog, we will use newly availa…

30 Sep. 2014 | Comments (0)
Timeline: What Countries Are Going To Experience Labor Shortages And When?
Talking about labor market tightness in several mature economies may seem out of place, given that unemployment rates in these countries are still ext…

17 Sep. 2014 | Comments (0)
Expected Labor Shortages Among Skilled Labor
Starting with this post, we will publish a series of blogs focusing on different groups who suffer from an intense concentration of high-risk occupati…

04 Sep. 2014 | Comments (0)
Tight Labor Market is Coming! Prepare or Fail
This week, The Conference Board launched a new report, From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers. This report expands on the labor shortage theme in …

18 Jun. 2014 | Comments (0)
New Job Satisfaction Report From The Conference Board
The annual survey of Job Satisfaction was released last week by The Conference Board. In this blog, I would like to highlight some of the key finding…

04 Jun. 2014 | Comments (0)
U.S. Labor Market Outlook
Economic activity in the U.S. is still disappointing. In recent years, GDP growth has been in the range of 2 - 2.5 percent. In the first quarter of 20…

08 May. 2014 | Comments (1)
Are We Too Worried about STEM Shortages?
Our results suggest that STEM occupations are not particularly at risk of talent shortages compared with other skilled occupations, a result that may …

01 May. 2014 | Comments (0)
From an Employer’s To a Job Seeker’s Market: The U.S. Labor Market Is Shifting Gears
Today, The Conference Board released a report titled, “From a Buyer’s Market to a Seller’s Market – Declining Unemployment and Evolving Labor Shortage…

07 Apr. 2014 | Comments (0)
Occupations Most At Risk of Labor Shortages in the Next Decade
In an earlier blog, we discussed the macroeconomic implications of the labor shortages in the U.S. that we predicted are looming through 2030. In this…

18 Mar. 2014 | Comments (0)
More On Trends In Teleworking
In this blog post, we will take a closer look at some of the individual industries and occupations experiencing the most notable growth rates in the p…

10 Mar. 2014 | Comments (0)
The ACA and Labor Supply
In January, as part of the appendix to their annual budget outlook, the Congressional Budget Office took the time to update their estimates with regar…

19 Feb. 2014 | Comments (0)
Main trends in the US labor market, February 2014
The main story in the US labor market is that it is rapidly tightening as the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6%. This has taken place while econ…

05 Feb. 2014 | Comments (0)
Update on Trends in Teleworking
Using the 2012 American Community Survey data, we examined full-time employees, excluding those who are either self-employed or work part-time, as wel…

29 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
What will be the Fastest Growing Occupations in the Coming Decade?
We continue our series on the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 Employment Projections by focusing on growth within occupations. Total employment i…

21 Jan. 2014 | Comments (1)
What will be the fastest growing industries?
This will be the first in a series of blogs about the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections. Once every two years, the Bureau of Labor Sta…

17 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
15 years of a tight labor market are around the corner
In this blog, I want to elaborate on when the slow growth of labor supply is likely to become a serious problem, and the implications for the US labor…

19 Dec. 2013 | Comments (1)
Demand Driven Secular Stagnation?
Rarely has one speech had as strong an impact on the economics community as the one Larry Summers gave last month about secular stagnation in the US e…

30 Oct. 2013 | Comments (0)
Global Economic Conditions and Their Impact on Labor Markets
The Great Recession ended more than four years ago, but the global economy, especially in advanced countries, has far from fully recovered. GDP in the…

25 Sep. 2013 | Comments (2)
Why is the Unemployment Rate Declining So Rapidly?
During the 46 months since the peak unemployment rate of 10% in 2009, the unemployment rate has declined by 2.7%. This decrease is faster than the une…

17 Sep. 2013 | Comments (0)
Will The Retirement of Baby Boomers Cause Skill Shortages?
This week, we examine the potential impact of the retirement of baby boomers on skill shortages. For decades, researchers have warned about the impedi…

15 Aug. 2013 | Comments (0)
Main trends in the U.S. labor markets - August 2013
Four years after the Great Recession, the U.S. economy continues to grow at a frustratingly slow pace. Over the past 4 quarters, GDP grew by just 1.4 …

06 Aug. 2013 | Comments (0)
In What Locations Skill Shortages are Most Likely to Develop
Continuing with our series on skill shortages, this week we examine labor market tightness by geography. Not all states face the same labor market. As…

25 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
Skill Shortages in STEM – Fact or Fiction?
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, “Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs.”[3] How…

19 Jul. 2013 | Comments (2)
Occupations With The Highest Percentage of Women
Publically available data from household surveys in the United States provide a wealth of information related to diversity and inclusion metrics and t…

11 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
Look out! The Labor Market is Improving. What Does That Mean For HR Professionals?
For most executives, a strengthening economy is good news. Higher revenues and profits mean better sleep at night. However, an improving labor market …

02 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
The Future of Teleworking: Five Factors to Make It a Growing Trend
This blog looks at several trends that may affect the future of teleworking. We conclude that in the next several years, the American workforce is lik…

25 Jun. 2013 | Comments (0)
The Determinants of Job Satisfaction
The annual survey of Job Satisfaction was released last week by The Conference board. In this blog, I would like to focus on the section related to th…

11 Jun. 2013 | Comments (0)
Why Productivity Growth Is Good For a Healthier Labor Market
Why are we creating so few jobs in the United States? As a matter of fact … we are not. Nevertheless, there has not been much of a feel-good factor ab…

08 May. 2013 | Comments (0)
Major Trends in the U.S. Labor Market
Almost four years since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy is still unable to enjoy typical growth rates during times of economic expans…

30 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
New Immigration Reform and the Labor Market
What the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 would mean for Human Capital Professionals.…

09 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
What do Human Capital Professionals Need to Know about the Sequester?
The U.S. government “sequester” represents across-the-board federal spending cuts starting on March 1st, 2013, and aims to reduce total government spe…

22 Mar. 2013 | Comments (0)
High Retention Rates Across Most Industries
According to The Conference Board’s job satisfaction survey, worker satisfaction levels are relatively low. However, relatively few people voluntarily…

12 Mar. 2013 | Comments (0)
Yahoo! Swims Against the Current as Telework Rates Rise
The topic of teleworking has been featured in the headlines as a result of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to re-evaluate the teleworking policy i…

20 Feb. 2013 | Comments (0)
Groups of Workers That Have Experienced the Largest Decline in Wage Growth
The Great Recession significantly increased the unemployment rate in the United States. As a result, wage growth has slowed down since 2008. This blo…

01 Feb. 2013 | Comments (1)
A Huge Increase in the Percent of Workers Planning to Delay Retirement
According to a new report released by The Conference Board, older workers intend to postpone their retirement now more than ever, despite a recovering…

24 Jan. 2013 | Comments (2)
Twenty Year View of Labor Productivity in Advanced Countries
In this post, we take a closer look at the growth in labor productivity and its components over the past 20 years. Labor productivity refers to how mu…

16 Jan. 2013 | Comments (3)
Research Shows Employees More Likely To Telework
Last year, The Conference Board published a report on the upward trend of teleworking and its implications on business. Using the American Community S…

04 Jan. 2013 | Comments (0)
When Will the Unemployment Rate Reach 6.5 Percent?
The Federal Reserve’s latest statement announced that it will keep interest rates near zero until unemployment reaches 6.5 percent, triggering a big d…

13 Dec. 2012 | Comments (2)
Is Wage Growth as Low As The Government Says It Is?
Government measures show that wage growth is at an historic low and it is still not recovering. Why is there a mismatch between government measures an…

04 Dec. 2012 | Comments (0)
Major Trends in the U.S. labor market: December 2012
The U.S. economy entered a soft patch in the spring, growing at an annual rate of less than 2 percent, and is expected to continue weak growth through…

28 Nov. 2012 | Comments (1)
What Metro Areas Have the Highest and Lowest Pay?
When companies decide on locations for new operations, they should look at measures of pay for the specific types of workers that they need to hire, a…

12 Nov. 2012 | Comments (2)
Ethnic/Racial Makeup of Specific Locations is Likely to be an Important Determinant of Future Labor Shortages
While there may be enough young workers in the labor force to fill positions, in many states, these incoming workers are significantly less educated t…

05 Nov. 2012 | Comments (0)
Why is Compensation Growth So Low in a Time When Profitability is So High?
The Employment Cost Index for September was released this week. This measure gets a lot of attention as it is considered the best measure of trends in…

09 Oct. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Human Capital Implications of a Weak Labor Market
The state of the labor market has a profound impact on the types of challenges that human capital professionals face. Some of the implications of this…

28 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
In Praise of the American Community Survey
Last week, the United States Census Bureau released data from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). We believe the ACS should be an important sour…

20 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
Baby-Boomers Retiring and the Unemployment Rate Declining
Despite disappointing job growth, one of the more surprising aspects of the current labor market recovery is that the unemployment rate has actually b…

06 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
Quit rates – Still Low and Are Unlikely to Rise Much in the Coming Months
For human capital executives, labor turnover and retention rates are among the most important measures to follow. Given the high cost of replacing exi…

13 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
Main Trends in the U.S. Labor Market – August 2012
The U.S. economy slowed down significantly in the first half of 2012, growing at an annual rate of just 1.75 percent, and is expected to continue to b…

09 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
State Employment Recovery
While employment in the United States has been increasing in almost every state over the past 2 years, the magnitude of the increase has varied quite …

27 Jul. 2012 | Comments (0)
Labor Market Conditions Across U.S. States Has Varied Almost as Dramatically as Across Countries Worldwide
The variation in labor market conditions across American states during the past four years has been remarkable. The disparity across states has been a…

18 Jul. 2012 | Comments (0)
Is There a Talent Shortage in the U.S.? Start By Looking at Hours Worked
Talent shortages are difficult to measure and identify. We propose that one way to learn if there are talent shortages is to examine the average weekl…

10 Jul. 2012 | Comments (2)
Not All New College Graduates are Suffering Equally
Although new college graduates are among those most impacted by the great recession, the top earners of the new graduating class were earning more in …

04 Jun. 2012 | Comments (0)
Why is Employment Growth Still Disappointing and When Will it be “Normal” Again?
I’m often being asked why employment growth in the U.S. is still disappointing. The recession ended almost three years ago and U.S. employers are stil…

31 May. 2012 | Comments (0)
Projected Job Openings By Occupation in the Next Decade
The May 1st blog, which focused on the fastest growing occupations projected by the BLS as part of its 2010-2020 employment projections, was the most…

01 May. 2012 | Comments (4)
What Will Be the Fastest Growing Occupations This Decade?
Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its employment outlook for the 2010 to 2020 period. In this blog, we describe the main findings, and…

27 Mar. 2012 | Comments (1)
Major Trends in the U.S. labor market: First Quarter 2012
Please view this blog to see U.S. Labor Market trends for the first quarter of 2012.…

01 Mar. 2012 | Comments (0)
Should The National CPI Be Used for Adjusting for Cost of Living Increases in Specific Metro Areas?
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is often used in escalation agreements between employers and workers as the basis for Cost of Living Adjustment.…

09 Feb. 2012 | Comments (2)
Slowing Productivity Growth. Why?
In the past 10-15 years, labor productivity (output produced per hour of work) in the non-farm business sector increased on average by 2-3 percent ann…

02 Feb. 2012 | Comments (0)
New Employment Cost Index release: continued very low compensation growth
The Employment Cost Index for December was released this week. It is considered the best measure of trends in compensation growth because it accounts …

23 Jan. 2012 | Comments (2)
American workers delaying retirement
One of the main trends in the labor market in recent years is the aging of the workforce.…

18 Jan. 2012 | Comments (0)
Employment Recovery across Industries
During the 30 months since the great recession ended, U.S. employers added only 1.4 million jobs, approximately one percent of the non-farm workforce.…

09 Jan. 2012 | Comments (0)
Employment Outlook
Whenever there is a turning point in the ETI, within a few months there is also a turning point in employment.…

26 Dec. 2011 | Comments (5)
Main Trends in the U.S. Labor Market
As the New Year is approaching, I thought it would be a good time to summarize what I think are the main trends in the U.S. labor market.…

19 Dec. 2011 | Comments (2)
Labor Shortages in a Period of Very High Unemployment Rate: Geography and Occupation Matters
The number of unemployed is more than four times larger than the number of job openings. So why do we hear about the difficulty in filling vacancies w…

12 Dec. 2011 | Comments (0)
Welcome to the Labor Markets blog
Welcome to the Labor Markets section of The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange blog network.…