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Workers’ health has been deteriorating and economic costs are rising due to the obesity epidemic. Weight loss drugs can help reverse these negative trends.
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Two surveys offer the primary insights into the labor market, but recently, the job numbers they offer have been diverging.
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The U.S. economy added 272,000 new jobs in May, far above market expectations of 150,000. This labor market continues to be resilient.
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After four years of schooling marred by COVID-19, this year’s graduates are entering the workforce. What defines Gen Z’s first labor market?
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Income inequality in the U.K. has fallen. Wage stagnation at the top combined with large increases in the minimum wage can help explain why.
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The Canadian labor market had a surprisingly strong April, but is it a sign of a lasting trend or simply a blip?
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The United States labor market has been impressively strong for some time, but is this the best labor market ever? Not quite.
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The labor market started the year off with a bang, but in April, the jobs report showed more humble gains and industry surprises.
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Spain’s decade-long depression finally seems to be over. The country is enjoying a labor market recovery and a tourism boom.
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According to a new report, the United States continues to be a top destination for international talent seeking opportunities abroad.
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In the U.K., both wages and inflation came in hotter than expected. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate edged up and payroll jobs saw a steep decline, indicating a rapidly weakening labor market.
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The French economy has been outperforming thanks to fashionable exports, favorable demographics, and an attractive investment environment.
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In a shift from the recent trend of a steadying labor market, Canada's job market experienced a setback in March, shedding 2,220 positions.
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The U.S. labor market had another impressive month, but is the enduring growth too strong for the Federal Reserve?
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Advanced economies are facing shrinking workforces. But the recent immigration surge is now throwing off some older population forecasts.
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The U.K.’s economic downturn is currently affecting “sitting-down jobs” much more than “standing-up jobs”. The U.K. labor market is experiencing a white-collar recession.
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Canada's labor market rebounded in February, making impressive gains of 40,700 net new jobs in a high interest rate environment.
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The U.S. labor market continues to defy gravity: with 275,000 net new jobs in February (beating expectations once again) job growth doesn’t appear to be “landing” at all.
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After decades of stalling wage gains for the lowest earners, the U.S. is experiencing a dramatic wage compression.
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Despite the robust job market, recent college graduates face greater challenges in securing employment than the rest of the population.
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GDP data confirmed that the UK slipped into recession in the second half of 2023. The BoE needs to reverse course quickly or else face a more severe downturn.
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Pinpointing a national downturn is difficult enough, but knowing whether a state is in a recession or not is even more tricky.
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The Canadian labor market made some impressive employment gains in January, but trouble is still brewing under the surface.
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The jobs market added a surprisingly strong 353,000 net new jobs in January, while the unemployment rate remained low at 3.7%.
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Brexit may have created barriers to trading goods for the U.K., but it might also create an opportunity to become a service export superpower.
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Will ChatGPT be labor-augmenting or labor-displacing? The technology has the potential to create a new type of laborer: the Centaur Worker.
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As AI has become firmly entrenched in the recruitment process, concerns have arisen about potentially negative effects.
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Canada's economy ended 2023 with weak job gains and a significant slowdown. As we move into 2024, the outlook doesn't look great.
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Since the pandemic started, stability has been lacking in the labor market. The outlook for 2024 looks much more normal.
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The United Kingdom's economic outlook is only slightly more uncertain than its current status, which is bad news for the central bank.
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The outlook for the Eurozone is not looking positive for 2024, especially if the European Central Bank continues on its current path.
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The American jobs market once again saw impressive gains in November, as shown in a jobs report that supported the soft landing narrative.
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Will the proposed tax cuts from the U.K. government's actually boost economic growth or is their usefulness overstated in nominal terms?
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BoE officials have made it clear that they are now willing to sacrifice the labor market to bring down inflation, but the official numbers are unreliable.
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The strikes in the auto industry impacted job growth this month, as the labor market added 150,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9%.
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The Canadian labor market grew by 18,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate increased. The labor market is certainly cooling.
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A century ago, John Maynard Keynes envisioned a future world where a 15-hour work week was the norm. Was he really so far off the mark?
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Over ten years ago, the data science career was called the "sexiest job of the 21st century." Does that still hold?
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Claudia Goldin was awarded a Nobel Prize this year for her work on women's labor market outcomes through time.
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Job growth surprised again in Canada last month, but strong wage growth complicates things for the Bank of Canada's fight against inflation.
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The U.S. economy added 336,000 net new jobs in September, proving that the labor market remains strong despite recession fears.
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Time has run out on the pandemic-era child care funding program. That presents a challenge to working parents and child care providers across the country.
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Is this the moment of resurgence for cities and states in the Rust Belt that suffered in recent decades due to the "China Shock"?
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Organized labor has been the hottest trend lately, earning the name "hot labor summer." But this era of labor activity is far from over.
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Canada's labor market is cooling, but population growth in the country remains strong. Unemployed workers face a more difficult hiring landscape.
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The U.S. labor market is clearly cooling. In August, the economy added 187,000 net new jobs and the gains in June and July were revised down.
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The U.S. labor market added a moderate 187,000 net new jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5%.
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After a strong jobs report in June, the Canadian labor market lost 6,000 jobs in July, but underlying trends remain strong.
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Ireland was predicted to fall victim to American tech companies' slowdown earlier this year, but employment has held up strongly.
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Japan's dismal demographic outlook has caused an interesting phenomenon: low unemployment paired with negative GDP growth. These "full employment recessions" are becoming more common in Europe.
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