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July 2019

Job openings, hires, and quits reach historic highs in 2018

Lawrence S. Essien, Montgomery McCarthy

Annual data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey show that the labor market continued to trend upward throughout 2018, with job openings and hires at their highest levels since the series began in December 2000.

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Book Reviews

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Are U.S. scientists and engineers in short supply? Telling myth from reality

Yavor Ivanchev

This book questions alarmist claims about impending U.S. workforce shortages in science and engineering, placing them in historical context.

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Beyond BLS

Changes in the U.S. occupational mix from 1860 to 2015

Demetrio Scopelliti

Is the occupational mix in the United States becoming more or less dynamic?

Inequality and metropolitan areas

Douglas Himes

Wage inequality has increased over the past several decades.

More entrants or fewer leavers? A look at rising labor force participation

Cody Parkinson

Are labor force entrants or fewer leavers the cause of rising labor force participation rate?

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