Unemployment vs. Job Openings

September 8, 2021 The  Labor Department reported that job openings rose 749 thousand or 7.4% in July to 10,934 thousand which is a record high level.  This is the seventh consecutive increase in the number of job openings.  With as many job openings as there are, it...

Payroll Employment

September 3, 2021 Payroll employment rose by a much-smaller-than-expected 235 thousand in August after having risen 1,053 thousand in July (previously 943 thousand), after climbing 962 thousand (previously 938 thousand) in June.  Some economists suggest that the...