September 2021 US Talent Market Monthly
The U.S. labor market slowed its job growth with the addition of 235,000 jobs in August, the smallest jobs gain over the last seven months. August job gains greatly underperformed expectations as the Delta variant COVID threat had more dramatic impacts on demand than was forecast. Revisions to the June and July numbers have brought the total job gains in 2021 year-to-date to nearly 4.7 million. Total U.S. employment remains down by around 5.3 million compared to pre-COVID levels.