August 2021 US Talent Market Monthly
The U.S. labor market continued to add jobs in July, with employers adding 943,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly exceeding expectations. Revisions to the May and June numbers have brought the total job gains in 2021 year-todate to over 4.3 million. Total U.S. employment remains down by around 5.7 million compared to pre-COVID levels. As this data was collected in the first half of July, the robust job growth reflects a strong labor market ahead of the Delta variant COVID threat.