U.S. Jobs & Labor Market Trends Report
June 2022
Job creation is advancing in the U.S. at a rapid pace, yet inflation is outpacing wages, and labor shortages abound. Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have uprooted Americans, disrupting how we live, play and especially work.

Morning Consult’s latest U.S. Jobs & Labor Report provides a detailed assessment of the current state of the U.S. labor market, featuring proprietary data that provides enhanced scale, frequency and depth to official datasets. Download your copy today to explore key employment trends and motivation in the U.S. labor market, including pay losses, unemployment rates, job search activity, labor shortages, and evolving worker expectations.

Check out these key highlights and be sure to download the full report for more:
  • The share of Americans reporting lost pay or income continued trending lower throughout the first three weeks of May.
  • Improvements in the unemployment rate have stalled across income groups, ending the positive momentum that began at the end of 2021.
  • Job search activity has cooled among employed adults since the beginning of March.
  • COVID-19 is still an obstacle for many would-be workers. Despite labor shortages and rising wages, many would-be workers also cite a lack of qualifications and insufficient pay as reasons they stay on the sidelines.
  • Those who work from home were more likely to report higher productivity during the pandemic.
  • Information and technology workers are generally more satisfied in their jobs and are more likely to feel like they possess the right skills for their work.