by Countable | 12.17.18
Our partners at USAFacts, a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative aimed at making government data accessible and understandable, have crunched the jobs numbers to provide a really interesting snapshot of U.S. employment today and how it has evolved since 1966.
Meanwhile, reports of workers “ghosting” their employers — leaving without a word — are so high that the Federal Reserve took note of the phenomenon in its Beige Book. Analysts ascribe this in part to the increasingly tight labor market.
Companies like Amazon and Walmart are adding more robots to their operations. They say their automation efforts will create new jobs, but critics expect the opposite effect.
As the labor market tightens, more women are taking jobs in traditionally male-dominated fields. In the past two years, women’s employment grew by more than 10 percent in construction, mining, and transportation and utilities.
Are you confident in the current labor market? Why or why not? Tell your reps what you think, then share your thoughts below.
—Sara E. Murphy
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