Job Openings Remain Robust, Though In-Person Postings Slipped in August
Supply of labor remained constrained as pandemic-related unemployment benefits came to an end
Demand for workers in the U.S. remained strong—but leveled off—in the late summer due to an easing of job openings for in-person services positions as the economic recovery showed signs of slowing due to the Delta variant of Covid-19.
Postings on job-search site Indeed.com were up about 39% at the end of August from February 2020, ahead of the pandemic. That marked a modest gain from the comparable week of July, when postings were up 37% from February 2020.