Just a few short months ago, we were at one of the lowest unemployment rates in U.S. history, and employers struggled to recruit new workers. Now, that reality seems so far away.
Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out the latest employment statistics, giving all of us a clearer lens into the hiring and job markets across the country. Before the pandemic, these stats were important to keep tabs on which industries were growing, which were declining, and which positions would be most difficult to hire for. Now, that importance is even higher as millions of Americans are searching for new jobs.
These were a few of our key takeaways from the latest numbers (published in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ news release on Friday, August 7th).
All in all, while we’re still nowhere close to pre-COVID employment numbers, the growth in employment is encouraging to businesses and workers alike. Check out the infographic below for more of the numbers:
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