Tag: skills shortages

2024 Labor Market Outlook: Skills Shortages and Flexibility

Despite aggressive interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the American economy continues to hum along. In addition to perplexingly resilient consumer spending, the U.S. labor market has remained tight. In September 2023, for example, U.S. job openings increased by 56,000 to 9.533 million open positions, while the number of layoffs decreased by 165,000. […]