Employers 'hold on tightly' to their employees 🤗
The layoff-less economic slump continued 📉
Layoff activity in the U.S. remains historically low.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Tuesday, the layoff rate (i.e., layoffs as a percentage of total employment) stood at 0.9% in July, unchanged from its June level.1 It was the 17th straight month the rate was below its pre-pandemic lows.
These robust labor market metrics come as U.S. economic activity continues to cool.