Many of the trends that informed predictions about the future US workforce have reversed during the pandemic. Now economists wonder how workers across multiple generations will bear the pandemic's effects into the next decade.
Employment rebounded in March with the economy adding 196,000 jobs, up sharply from only 33,000 jobs added in February (revised up from +20,000 jobs), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation data
Overall, the economy added only 20,000 jobs in February, a sharp decrease from the 311,000 jobs added in January (revised up from +304,000) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation data
The economy added 312,000 jobs in December, a strong increase from the 176,000 jobs added in November (revised up from 155,000), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December Employment Situation Summary
The unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November Employment Situation Summary.
The unemployment rate remained unchanged for both the overall workforce and those ages 55 and older, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Employment Situation Summary
The share of the workforce ages 65 and older is growing, but a new Public Policy Institute (PPI) report reveals that jobseekers in this age group continue to face challenges in their search for work.
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