EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT • Jan 2021 • Volume 10 / Number 1
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations are projected to grow over two times faster than the total for all occupations in the next decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2019–29 employment projections show that occupations in the STEM field are expected to grow 8.0 percent by 2029, compared with 3.7 percent for all occupations.Read full article » | Download PDF
This Beyond the Numbers article explores how labor market trends in the South can give us a deeper understanding of business cycles and labor demand in the region and help businesses and workers make better informed decisions.
Employer-provided bonuses: what are they, what types of businesses offer them, and who receives them?
This Beyond the Numbers article, presents information on the types of private industry businesses that provide nonproduction bonuses and which employees have access to these bonuses.
The Midwest is known for its vast farmlands and manufacturing—both sprawling fields and major cities—but what are some of the labor market trends that set this geographical region apart? The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program publishes estimates on job openings, hires, and separations. JOLTS estimates can provide insights into labor market dynamics, such as labor demand and labor turnover that other employment measures cannot. In 2019, the JOLTS program published JOLTS experimental state estimates for the first time. The JOLTS experimental state estimates offer valuable information that can help us better understand state-level economies and allow for comparisons between states, regions, and the nation.