October 2021 US Talent Market Monthly
The U.S. labor market slowed its job growth for the second month in a row with the addition of 194,000 jobs in September – the smallest jobs gain over the last nine months. September job gains greatly underperformed expectations as the Delta variant COVID threat continues to disrupt industries, particularly local education. Revisions to the July and August numbers have brought the total job gains in 2021 year-to-date to over 5 million. Total U.S. employment remains down by around 4.9 million compared to preCOVID levels.