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The job impacts of the pandemic are moving quickly and unevenly. In the coming weeks and months, the recovery will play out very differently across states, cities, industries, and professions. The pace of disruption and recovery is faster than what traditional sources of job market data are designed to support.

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US hiring trends, compiled daily from millions of online job postings, show how hiring decisions within businesses are signalling their confidence and concerns about the future. Collectively, these signals are describing the shape and pace of the recovery to come.

US Job Listings

Steady gains in June and July were followed by significant, albeit uneven, jump in August, exceeding the March 1st baseline for the first time.

The pandemic’s initial impact to hiring – sharp, across-the-board cuts in late March – has given way to a slow, sustained increase in the number of new job listings each day.
Results by industry have begun to show even wider divergence, with some industries moving into positive territory (v. March 1st) and many others lagging.
State-level partial reopenings boosted job demand in June and July, starting with Retail and Hospitality sectors, followed by increases in Healthcare and Services.
After the initial dip in late March and April, companies appeared to be ‘playing it safe’ with hiring. Since mid-June, job postings have been rising, signaling that businesses are mostly reversing their operational pause, presumably having developed new protocols to prevent COVID spread.
Meanwhile, weekly initial unemployment claims, as tracked by the US DOL, have been very slowly declining from record levels in March, but are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels and remain close to one million new claims per week.
From the BLS, we have seen downward trend in the unemployment rate (a good thing) and we can connect many of the changes back to industries that have been posting more jobs in the weeks prior.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model

Jobs by Industry

Hiring demand across industries has been diverging more in August, with several industries at or above March 1st levels, and several others still deep in negative territory.

All industries fell sharply as a group in mid-March and then began to diverge a couple weeks later.
State and corporate policies were adjusted in May and June, allowing reopenings which drove Retail and Hospitahiring above pre-covid levels for the first time.
Construction industry job postings have surged in August and we anticipate this will be reflected in BLS employment reporting for September and October.
Hospitality, initially the industry hit hardest, has shown notable improvement in hiring demand but remains weak.
Communications and Entertainment industries have continued to show weakness, hovering around -50% since late March with no notable signs of recovery.
Other industries that have moved into positive territory include Healthcare, Transportation, Services, Retail and Wholesale.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model
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Jobs by State

New job listing volume at the region level has been showing increased volatility and divergence. Within each region, several states are now positive while the rest are still below March 1st levels.

Hiring demand in many states is abovepre-pandemic levels. Several states in each of the four regions are now positive.
Texas and Florida had shown increased job posting activity despite the increase in infections in those states. They are now virtually even with pre-pandemic levels.
State-level unemployment claims have dropped but have been running several weeks around 1 million new claims. The South and West are the primary contributors to these figures, especially given the impacts in large states such as Florida, Texas, and California.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model
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