The number of people quitting their jobs was at a series high at the end of March, reaching  4.5 million according to recently released BLS data. This is a 152,000 increase from February's 4.4 million. The quits rate changed very...
Our top articles from April include highlights from a report on salary discrepancies, tips for managing candidate relationships, and an interview with Ira S. Wolfe, the President of Success Performance Solutions.  #1. 56% of Companies Report Salary Discrepancies Between New...
Compensation costs rose 1.4% for civilian workers in the first quarter of 2022, after last quarter’s 1% increase, according to the latest report from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages and salaries went up 1.2% and benefits costs jumped...
The US Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) inched up 0.3% to 119.8 in March, after a 0.6% increase in February. In the last six months, the LEI has gone up by 1.9%.  March’s results indicate that economic growth will...
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index rose to 120.56 in March, after settling at 118.90 in February (a downward revision). This increase indicates another quarter of steady job growth is on the way. “The labor market is continuing to add...
Our top articles from March include strategies to reduce candidate drop-off, a look at why more than three in five professionals intend to look for a new job in 2022, and an update on job openings and separations.  #1. 6...
Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 431,000 jobs in March, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This follows the addition of 750,000 jobs in February (revised up from 678,000) and 504,000 jobs in January (revised...
The number of job openings remained at 11.3 million on the last business day of February, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is in line with what was reported for the last...
Women, and especially women of color, have been disproportionately affected by occupational segregation and pandemic job losses, according to a new report released by the US Department of Labor. “Occupational segregation” refers to the fact that women are over- or...
The US Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.3% to reach 119.9 in February, partially reversing January's 0.5% drop.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine, however, has yet to show its full impact on the LEI and could slow economic...