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GSI Labor Market Forecast: December 2021

While the Covid-19 Omicron variant appears to produce milder symptoms, its high rate of transmissibility will have a dampening effect on job creation.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: November 2021

The better-than-expected jobs report in October as well as large upward revisions in August and September are signs of optimism heading into the report release for November

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While there is still some uncertainty in October's jobs report, encouraging signs such as a decline in the seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 cases should lead to an improved outlook.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: July 2021

Derived from internal data on the number of job openings, job severances, and the number of applications for unemployment benefits filed on our state clients' sites, we predict job growth in July of 689,000

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As many state governments moved to restrict eligibility for unemployment benefits in June, this month's report should provide a first look at the degree to which more generous benefits held back employment.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: May 2021

Job growth in April signaled the U.S. went through a hiccup in the recovery which should eventually return to the job increases of summer 2020.

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GSI Labor Market Forecast: March 2021

In advance of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report, we're forecasting the monthly change in employment and unemployment rate.

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GSI derives its employment forecast from internal data on job openings, job severances, and the number of applications for unemployment benefits filed on GSI state client sites