2016

Jun 22, 2016

Was May's Drop in Labor Force Participation All Bad News?

Economists watch fluctuations in the labor force participation rate closely, so last month's decline received scrutiny for what it might imply about today's labor market. A new macroblog post looks at recent labor force data and finds that the decline due to the outflow from unemployment is not necessarily bad news.

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Jun 21, 2016

Wage Growth for Job Stayers and Switchers Added to the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker

Wage growth has varied between those who change jobs and those who remain in the same job. A new macroblog post discusses this information and how it can now be parsed using the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker.

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Jun 17, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how May data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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Jun 14, 2016

Wage Growth Moves Higher in May

Median wage growth rose 3.5 percent on a year-over-year basis in May, up 10 basis points from the April reading, according to the Wage Growth Tracker.

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Jun 08, 2016

Labor Market Charts Updated with April JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market and Labor Market Distributions Spider Charts, both now with April data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Jun 03, 2016

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated With May Data

What do May employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Spider Charts and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

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Jun 02, 2016

Moving On Up

In a tightening job market, a greater number of workers change jobs. Are the growing ranks of job switchers partly behind the uptick in wage growth? A new macroblog post looks at recent data to shed light on the recent behavior of wage growth.

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Jun 01, 2016

Putting the Wage Growth Tracker to Work

As unemployment remains low, the question of its impact on wage growth and inflation naturally arises. What does the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker tell us about these sometimes symbiotic indicators? A new macroblog post looks at what some researchers have found using the Wage Growth Tracker.

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May 20, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how March data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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May 19, 2016

Are People in Middle-Wage Jobs Getting Bigger Raises?

Coming out of the recession, wage growth had been stubbornly slow, even amid an improving labor market. But recent data indicate that quickening growth may be at hand—at least for certain groups of workers. A new macroblog post looks at how wages are faring across the spectrum.

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May 16, 2016

Wage Growth Moves Higher in April

Median wage growth rose 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in April, up 20 basis points from the March reading of 3.2 percent, according to the Wage Growth Tracker.

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May 10, 2016

Labor Market Charts Updated with March JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market and Labor Market Distributions Spider Charts, both now with March data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Apr 19, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how March data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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Apr 08, 2016

Wage Growth Tracker Flat in March

Median wage growth rose 3.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in March, unchanged from February's reading.

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Apr 05, 2016

Labor Market Charts Updated with JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market and Labor Market Distributions Spider Charts, both now with February data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Apr 04, 2016

Which Wage Growth Measure Best Indicates Slack in the Labor Market?

Even as the unemployment rate moves toward what economists consider full employment, average hourly wages have seemingly stalled. A new macroblog post considers wage growth measures other than hourly wages to assess labor market strength.

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Apr 01, 2016

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated With March Data

What do March employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Spider Charts and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

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Mar 25, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how February data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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Mar 17, 2016

Labor Market Charts Updated with JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market and Labor Market Distributions Spider Charts, both now with January data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Mar 15, 2016

Collateral Requirements and Nonbank Online Lenders: Evidence from the 2015 Small Business Credit Survey

Access to credit is often a crucial lifeline for a small business, and the types of credit products vary widely. A new macroblog post looks at a recent survey of small business owners to learn more about nonbank online lenders, and one of the more costly products they offer.

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Mar 14, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how January data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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Mar 14, 2016

Wage Growth Tracker Up in February

After three months of no change, median wage growth rose 10 basis points to a 3.2 percent year-over-year change in February.

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Mar 04, 2016

Wage Growth Tracker Flat in January

Median wage growth was 3.1 percent year over year again in January, the same as the December and November readings.

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Mar 04, 2016

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated With February Data

What do February employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

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Feb 23, 2016

A Brighter Picture: Measuring Regional Variation in Labor Utilization

By some calculations, labor resource utilization rates across the United States still have not returned to prerecession levels. But according to this story in Economy Matters, the Atlanta Fed's ZPOP measure paints a brighter picture.

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Feb 17, 2016

Are Paychecks Picking Up the Pace?

Wage growth continues to rise, but some types of workers are seeing faster gains than others. A new macroblog post looks at recent data to discuss the trend's implications for the labor market.

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Feb 09, 2016

Labor Market Charts Updated with JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market and Labor Market Distributions Spider Charts, both now with December data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Feb 05, 2016

Introducing the Refined Labor Market Spider Chart

The Atlanta Fed introduced the labor market spider chart to depict the extent of recovery of various labor market indicators since the 2007–09 recession. Since considerable or complete recovery has been made for many of these indicators, we've made refinements to the spider chart. A new macroblog post discusses why we made them and what they depict.

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Feb 05, 2016

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated With January Data

What do January employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

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Feb 05, 2016

The Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart is designed to allow monitoring of broad labor market developments by comparing current conditions to those in up to two earlier time periods that the user selects.

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Jan 27, 2016

Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data

How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how December data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.

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Jan 22, 2016

Wage Growth Tracker Flat in December

Wage growth was flat in December according to the Atlanta Fed Wage Growth Tracker. Median wage growth was 3.1% year over year in December, the same as the November reading.

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Jan 12, 2016

Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with JOLTS Data

Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market Spider Chart, now with November data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).

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Jan 08, 2016

Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated With December Data

What do December employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.

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