The Hinderance of Inadequate Child Care Services 

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.


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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The Hinderance of Inadequate Child Care Services 

03 Oct 23
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.
3 minutes

“Greedflation” Isn’t to Blame for High Inflation

29 Sep 23
Corporate greed has been wrongly blamed for this bout of inflation. Greedflation isn't the problem. Excess growth and labor shortages are.
5 minutes

Is the American Rust Belt Primed for a Resurgence? 

26 Sep 23
Is this the moment of resurgence for cities and states in the Rust Belt that suffered in recent decades due to the "China Shock"?
4 minutes

Layered Risks to a Likely Soft Landing  

22 Sep 23
Inflation has subsided, while the economy has been surprisingly strong. A soft landing looks likely, but there are still some risks.
5 minutes

Hot Labor Summer Continues Into the Fall

19 Sep 23
Organized labor has been the hottest trend lately, earning the name "hot labor summer." But this era of labor activity is far from over.
4 minutes

UK Economy: No Longer Underperforming?

14 Sep 23
The story of the United Kingdom's economy lately has been one of disaster, but recent revisions may have changed the narrative.
4 minutes

Canada’s Population is Booming, but is Employment Keeping Pace? 

08 Sep 23
Canada's labor market is cooling, but population growth in the country remains strong. Unemployed workers face a more difficult hiring landscape.
2 minutes

High Frequency Indicators Point Towards German Contraction 

07 Sep 23
High frequency indicators allow economists to gauge economic performance in real-time and they are pointing at a German contraction.
5 minutes

As Summer Ends, the Labor Market Cools

01 Sep 23
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.
3 minutes

Housing is Swallowing the UK Economy 

25 Aug 23
The dysfunctional housing market in the United Kingdom prevents workers from moving to highly productive cities, leading to underperformance.
4 minutes

Southern Europe Booms as the North Vacations 

23 Aug 23
After years of stagnation following the Eurozone crisis, Southern Europe has turned the tables and is now outperforming the rest of the Eurozone.
4 minutes

Immigration Can Plug the Gaps in the Labor Market

18 Aug 23
America’s history is rooted in an open immigration policy – and owes much of its economic success to it.
4 minutes

The Poaching Economy

15 Aug 23
Advanced economies are experiencing very tight labor markets. This worker shortage has implications for hiring. Recruiters are increasingly poaching employees rather than recruiting from a shrinking pool of unemployed, which has implications for monetary policy.
8 minutes

Jobs Numbers Are Boring Again, But That’s a Good Thing! 

04 Aug 23
The U.S. labor market added a moderate 187,000 net new jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5%.
4 minutes

Canada’s Rocky Road: A Labor Market Journey 

04 Aug 23
After a strong jobs report in June, the Canadian labor market lost 6,000 jobs in July, but underlying trends remain strong.
3 minutes

Is Germany the Sick Man of Europe Again? 

03 Aug 23
The German economy is once again underperforming, experiencing a technical recession earlier this year. But why is the country sick again?
6 minutes

The Employment Boom in Ireland 

02 Aug 23
Ireland was predicted to fall victim to American tech companies' slowdown earlier this year, but employment has held up strongly.
4 minutes

Germany: From Sick Man of Europe to Success Story

01 Aug 23
Germany was dubbed “the sick man of Europe” in the early 2000s. Labor market reforms paired with favorable macroeconomic conditions cured the economic malaise.
4 minutes

“Full-Employment Recessions”: First Japan, Now Germany 

27 Jul 23
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.
4 minutes

Where American College Students Want to Work 

19 Jul 23
American college students have shared which employers they want to work for. Discover the most popular employment destinations today!
3 minutes

The Dire State of National Healthcare in the UK

13 Jul 23
The UK's National Health System is stretched dangerously thin, with waiting lines so long people's lives are at risk. The lack of health services is also hurting the labor market.
5 minutes

Slow But Steady: The US Jobs Market Continues to Grow

07 Jul 23
The U.S. labor market is slowing, gradually. In June, the US economy added 209,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.6%.
4 minutes

The Beating Heart of the Canadian Economy Pumps On 

07 Jul 23
The Canadian labor market came back roaring in June, adding an impressive 60,000 net new jobs.
3 minutes

Net Migration Surges, But Germany is Still Missing Skilled Workers

06 Jul 23
The German economy has benefited from a surge in immigration, but a skill mismatch is emerging.
5 minutes

The State of Global Manufacturing: US Slowing and Europe Stalled

30 Jun 23
The global manufacturing industry is being hurt by a shift in consumer preferences, especially in Europe.
5 minutes

Canada’s Path to Growth: Immigration Is the Way 

27 Jun 23
Canada’s liberal immigration policies are a success story. The country’s population recently reached 40 million, surpassing that of California.
4 minutes

Ukrainian Refugees Boost Poland’s Barren Workforce  

23 Jun 23
A massive inflow of Ukrainian refugees has boosted Poland’s labor supply and is contributing to its economy outperforming the rest of Europe.
5 minutes

UK Migration has Picked Up After Brexit 

20 Jun 23
Despite Brexit, the U.K. will remain a popular immigration destination, but the housing market will be a constraint moving forward. 
5 minutes

Manufacturing and Construction Have Not Only Survived but Thrived

16 Jun 23
The Federal Reserve's tightening cycle posed a threat to the manufacturing and construction sectors, but the industries have remained strong.
3 minutes

The Fed Acknowledges a Recession is Unlikely This Year

14 Jun 23
After ten consecutive increases, the Federal Reserve paused its rate hike cycle on Wednesday, easing recession fears.
3 minutes

Schools Out, but no Summer Jobs in Sight in Canada

09 Jun 23
The Canadian labor market is showing signs of trouble. In May, employment dropped, and Gen Z students are partially to blame.
2 minutes

The Upcoming UK Mortgage Crunch

05 Jun 23
Higher interest rates are about to send U.K. mortgage rates soaring, aggravating the current cost-of-living crisis and the housing market.
5 minutes

Hiring Slowdown? Not in May!

02 Jun 23
Maybe the U.S. job market’s hot streak isn’t slowing after all! The labor market defied expectations once again, adding 339,000 jobs in May.
4 minutes

Germany’s Technical Recession: Blame Weak Government Spending 

30 May 23
Germany is officially in a recession. Though there are declines in several industries, weak government spending is the largest drain.
5 minutes

Divisive Politics, Uneasy Economics: Polarization’s Impacts on the US Economy

26 May 23
Political polarization is hurting the U.S. economy. The debt ceiling standoff is just the latest – and most dangerous – example.
4 minutes

The Bank of England Flips: Recession Averted in 2023 

23 May 23
The recession that was revised away: new economic projections from the BoE no longer show an upcoming downturn in the United Kingdom.
3 minutes

Around the World in 10 Recruiting Trends

19 May 23
Around the world, tight labor markets, economic headwinds, and new technologies have rewritten the rules of finding the right talent. Where does the world of recruiting stand now?
3 minutes

Leprechaun Economics: The Irish Growth Miracle 

16 May 23
How can a country with five million inhabitants distort the GDP of Europe, an economic area with more than 340 million people?
5 minutes

Nothing Leisurely About These Healthy Sectors

12 May 23
Employment growth in the food services and healthcare sectors has remained strong, which could help the labor market withstand a recession.
3 minutes

Inflation is in a Holding Pattern

10 May 23
Recent cooling in the economy has contributed to softer price increases in the headline numbers, but inflation remains fairly stubborn.
2 minutes

US Jobs Market Beats Expectations Once Again

05 May 23
The jobs market remains strong! In April, payroll employment rose by 253,000 and the unemployment rate fell to a half-century low of 3.4%.
4 minutes

Part-Time Positions Drive Job Gains in Canada

05 May 23
Canada saw another strong month of gains in April but this time the increase was driven by part-time work.
5 minutes

The Wage-Price Spiral: A Uniquely British Problem? 

02 May 23
Unlike other advanced economies, the U.K. is experiencing particularly sticky inflation and the real possibility of a wage-price spiral.
5 minutes

Consumer Spending is the Firewall Against a Recession 

28 Apr 23
A tight labor market continues to deliver steady income growth, even in the face of entrenched inflation; that income growth is powering consumer spending, and that spending is holding up an otherwise lackluster economy.
4 minutes

Eurozone Inflation is More Than Just a Commodity Shock – it’s Excessive Demand! 

25 Apr 23
Eurozone inflation remains too hot, but commodity prices and distorted supply chains are no longer the causes. It's excess demand.
5 minutes

Not Exactly Cool, But Cooler

20 Apr 23
Weekly initial unemployment claims rose slightly, but remain low and relatively flat. The labor market is cooling, but remains resilient.
2 minutes

The Decline of Car Manufacturing is Hurting the German Economy 

18 Apr 23
Germany's once-strong economy is stagnating, partly due to a slowdown in industrial production, especially the decline in car production.
5 minutes

Inflation is Cooling, Just Slower Than the Fed Would Like

12 Apr 23
Inflation is cooling overall, but housing inflation remains stubbornly high. This neutral report underscores the pressure still on the Fed.
3 minutes

A Spring Update on the State of Recruiting 

11 Apr 23
Since 2020, recruiting has been difficult. In 2023, recruitment pressures have eased, reducing cost-per-application and cost-per-click.
4 minutes

The US Job Market is Cooling on Cue

07 Apr 23
The U.S. added 236,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5%, signs of a strong but cooling labor market. This is what the Fed wants to see to justify the ending its cycle of rate hikes.
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