Labor Markets Center Publications

2017

  1. Job Satisfaction 2017 Edition: More Opportunity and Satisfaction in a Tighter Labor Market

    September 2017 | Research Report

    Job satisfaction has improved for the sixth year in a row, and much of the improvement is due to the improvement in the labor market. The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey explains this trend and other useful insights about US employees’ sentiments about work based on our annual survey.

  2. Trade under Attack and Necessary Remedies for Dislocation from Economic Change

    August 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    Trade has helped the US economy grow overall, but not every worker has benefited from it. Rather than protecting individual jobs, the US must create policies that help individual workers. 

  3. China Center Chart Dive: China's labor compensation share of GDP is on the rise; this should be good for consumption in the near-term

    August 2017 | China Center Publications

    High household savings rates have worked to constrain consumption in China for a long time. However, recent data suggests a decline in Chinese savings rates. This may partially explain the resilience of consumption growth in China, even as the country’s overall economic growth continues to slow.

  4. US Salary Increase Budgets for 2018

    July 2017 | Research Report

    The projected total median increase in budgets for 2018 across all employee categories remains at 3.00 percent overall, unchanged for more than half a decade.

  5. Leveraging Mature Workers: Addressing European Talent Concerns and Europe's Aging Workforce

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.

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

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.

  8. Immigration Policy That Works: Bringing Foreign-Born Workers into High-Shortage Occupations to Grow Our Economy

    June 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This policy brief recommends steps to reform immigration policy, including suggestions for employing both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages.

  9. China Center Chart Dive: Older aged, higher educated women—a promising, underutilized talent pool in China

    May 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite the strong increase in female educational attainment levels in China over the past decade, there are still stark disparities in labor participation rates between men and women.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese population inflows concentrated in 15 cities

    May 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite headlines about high real estate prices and skyrocketing living costs in China’s more developed cities, our research finds that advanced cities are still attracting the lion’s share of population inflows.