June Jobs Report – Where is Remote Work Headed?

June Jobs Report – Where is Remote Work Headed?

It’s time for our June jobs report as we find ourselves at the mid-point of a year unlike any other we will likely experience in our lifetime. It is apparent what should be a meteoric recovery is going to be clouded with fits and starts. Labor Market Situation There are…

Future of Remote Work is Fluid

Future of Remote Work is Fluid

Most experts concur that remote work is not going away. Most think that we will transition now to a hybrid environment that may be permanent. Yet, the numbers don’t seem to bear that out at least at this point in time. Remote job postings reached a peak in April of…

Mid June Jobs Report Progress Update
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Mid June Jobs Report Progress Update

Our mid-June Jobs Report progress update indicates that job market growth remains flat compared to this time last month with just under 1.7 million Indeed® jobs posted. This extrapolates to around 2.8 million postings for the month. Key highlights are presented below. Watch the Mid June Jobs Report Video Blog…

May Jobs Report Continues Slow Recovery
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May Jobs Report Continues Slow Recovery

The May Jobs Report signals a continued tepid job market recovery. Earlier in the year employers were aggressively posting new positions, but have gradually eased on the accelerator and focused on filling existing openings. Consequently there are a record number of job openings but until the openings start getting filled,…

Indeed Company Reviews Identify Low-Stress Workplaces

Indeed Company Reviews Identify Low-Stress Workplaces

The results from Indeed®  company reviews indicate that stress and work-place happiness don’t go well together. Included in Indeed company reviews is the Indeed Happiness Survey, just introduced in March 2020. This survey enables job seekers to find work environments where they will be the happiest. The survey asks participants…

Highest Paying Jobs That Satisfy

Highest Paying Jobs That Satisfy

I dreamed of playing professional baseball when I was a kid, because it was one of the highest paying jobs I could think of and it was something I loved. I wasn’t a good enough player to achieve my dream job, but my chosen field of analytics comes pretty close….

Jobs Report Today – May 2021 Progress Update
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Jobs Report Today – May 2021 Progress Update

May job postings through last Friday continues a troublesome trend in the jobs report today. Employers in recovery industries appear unwilling to go all-in on the job market until there is better luck filling existing postings. They are taking increasingly creative and aggressive approaches to get talent. Going into April,…

May Job Postings Up 44% From April Floor

May Job Postings Up 44% From April Floor

May full-time job postings on were up 44% from April with over 1.2 million jobs posted on the Indeed jobs board compared to 843,000 in April. Every major occupational group experienced growth in the month of May as shown in the scatterplot below. Most notably, military and personal care occupational…

Is Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Adequate?

Several weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released updated Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey data. BLS OES is one of those foundational programs and datasets that are used for comprehensive occupational analysis. It produces employment and wage compensation estimates annually for nearly 800 occupations. These estimates are available…