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Global Labor Market Outlook 2019: No End in Sight to Worker Shortages

Global Labor Market Outlook 2019: No End in Sight to Wo…

Which region of the world offers the highest-quality, lowest…

Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Env…

The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar a…

C-Suite Challenge<sup>™</sup> 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

C-Suite Challenge™ 2019: The Future-Ready Organization…

How CEOs and C-suite executives are transforming for the fut…

Contrary to the Hype: The Real Trends in Nontraditional Work

Contrary to the Hype: The Real Trends in Nontraditional…

The hype about nontraditional workers—that this segmen…

Job Satisfaction 2018: A Tighter Labor Market Leads to Higher Job Satisfaction

Job Satisfaction 2018: A Tighter Labor Market Leads to …

US employees reported improved job satisfaction for the seve…

The Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Immigration Levels Can Boost US Economic Growth

The Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Imm…

New immigrants between the ages of 18 and 35 provide a human…

China Labor Market Quarterly Update: Q4 2018 in Review

China Labor Market Quarterly Update: Q4 2018 in Review

Employment dynamics in China are changing dramatically, both…

Rethinking the Innovation Potential of Occupations: Introducing a Cross-functional Dashboard

Rethinking the Innovation Potential of Occupations: Int…

We’ve created a new metric, the Innovation Potential o…

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An aggregate of eight labor-market indicators that shows underlying trends in employment conditions. Data series: 1973 - present.

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An occupation-level measure for the relative risk of future labor shortages.

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