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RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

The Nontraditional Worker: Real Economic Trends and Impact on Your Workforce

The Nontraditional Worker: Real Economic Trends and Imp…

The hype about nontraditional workers—that this segmen…

Global Labor Market Outlook 2018

Global Labor Market Outlook 2018

The global economy entered 2018 with strong economic growth,…

Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workforce to Close Europe's Widening Talent Gaps

Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workf…

Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. …

Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business

Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your…

A prolonged labor shortage looms over many industries in the…

Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps

Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options f…

As talent shortages become all too real for HR practitioners…

DATA & ANALYSIS

EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
INDEX

ACTIVIST SURVEILANCE

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

HELP WANTED
ONLINE

BOARD DIVERSITY

Timely monthly measures of labor demand (advertised vacancies) at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan area levels.

LABOR MARKET
INSTITUTIONS HANDBOOK

CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE

Access a wealth of qualitative and quantitative information on labor markets and the institutions and policies that influence employers for more than 60 economies.

TOTAL ECONOMY
DATABASE

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and Total Factor Productivity for 123 countries in the world.

LABOR SHORTAGES
DASHBOARD

BUSINESS CYCLES

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

INTERNATIONAL LABOR
COMPARISONS DATABASE

CONSUMER MEASURES

Economic indicators that allow for meaningful comparative analysis and planning in a global context.

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Brian Schaitkin

Senior Economist
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Frank Steemers

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Jeanne Shu

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Agron Nicaj

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Ben Cheng

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