April 2002
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Labor;2002 2nd Quarter, p215
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
The article discusses the condition of labor in United States. Despite decelerating wages for the nation as a whole, growth varies dramatically by region. Workers in the South and West have seen smaller increases in their paychecks while gains in workers' paychecks in the Northeast and North Central states have continued to accelerate. The worst seems to be over for manufacturing workers. Manufacturing employment fell by 19,000 in May, 2001, roughly the same amount as in April, 2001, but an improvement when compared with the first quarter's average monthly loss of 100,000. services up three months in a row. This addition of personnel supply employees is another sign that labor market conditions have hit bottom as employers typically add temporary workers before expanding their permanent staff.


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