January 15, 2020
Happy 2020! We want to start the new year on an optimistic note, which is why we consider the current hiring and economic landscape to be a glass half full. There's a lot to cheer on the jobs front as unemployment continues to hover near record lows. And while there was breathless speculation in 2019 of an impending recession, current economic indicators still point to continued GDP growth.
It's also encouraging for job seekers that job openings are up in many industries including manufacturing, which has close to a half a million unfilled positions. Aerospace, aviation, automotive and other industrial tech companies are pulling out all the stops with perks like relocation fees in hopes of attracting skilled talent. But all these good fortunes come with an asterisk – wage growth remains mystifyingly low.
Keep scrolling to dive further into the details of the current jobs market and we'll see you in a fortnight!
Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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