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Job Market

The job market is a common shared environment for different labour forces of work exchange: employers look for employees and employees search for job vacancies. The job market is not assumed to be a real situated place but an abstract ground, that represents the conception of interactions and challenges between two participants.  Another name for it is labour market.

Unemployment and the Job Market

The labor market can expand or lessen in relation to a plenty of aspects. Mainly it depends on the demand of workforce and a present vacant labour in economics. There are some factors of market functioning: the needs of concrete industries, the need for defined education level and specific skills or qualifications and certain work duties. Other factors influencing the market are the needs of a particular industry, the need for a certain level of education or qualifications, and the work duties prescribed. The work exchange is an essential compound part in the economy system and explicitly connected with The labor market is an integral part of any economy and is directly related to the interest for services and products.

The labor market and the unemployment level are pretty interrelated. The unemployment level consists of the percentage of the employees who did not find any job vacancy but were actively searching for work. The unemployment level depends on the amount of workers’ supply in the job market.

When employers have a better variety of candidates to choose from, it’s far more possible to select them wisely and if it’s necessary, to shorten their salaries. And, on the contrary, A decreased rate of unemployment forces companies to lower their expectations from applicants and work harder to get available employees. Labour exchange determines the amount of wages and provides analysts with precious information.This kind of statistics may help to define the state of the economy and thus to elaborate the further public policy if it is needed.

Unemployment tends to rise during difficult economic periods, as tough conditions make employers are able to scale back and hire fewer vacant places. A situation of reduced jobs, in its turn, hampers people to find proper work. The high level of unemployment leads to prolonged economic stagnation (long periods of near-zero economic growth), up to social disruption and depriving many people of the opportunity to live a comfortable life.

The state of the labour market may be measured by specific methods such as the Current Population Survey. This is a statistical report that the American Bureau of Labour Statistics usually organizes once a month. Using a representative sample of approximately 60,000 households, the study seeks to identify unemployment rates in specific regions, respondents' income, respondents' working hours, and other demographic aspects, which must be included.

Job Market examples

Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 528,000 in July 2022, and the unemployment rate (a lagging indicator) fell to 3.5%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. During this time, employment increased in industries such  as leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care.

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