Workforce Activity Report

Tracking the National Workforce Recovery

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted frontline and hourly workers — and what can businesses do about it? At UKG, we are using our market leadership to analyze high-frequency data, including employee shift work, in a monthly Workforce Activity Report to better understand the rapidly evolving employment outlook. With a labor index of 3.3 million employees across 35,000 U.S. businesses, we aim to help business leaders, public health policy makers, labor economists, and other groups make better informed decisions to tackle unemployment, bolster the job market recovery, and ultimately get more employees back to work sooner.

Gain Insight into the Health of
the Frontline Working Economy

Workforce Activity Report – May 2021

The UKG Workforce Activity Report revealed that shift work volume levels increasing by just 0.1% in mid-May compared to mid-April, indicating a slight — thought still lackluster — improvement in month-over-month job creation and the overall national labor recovery. The UKG Workforce Recovery Scale, a measure of shift work losses and gains during the COVID-19 pandemic, currently sits at 85.3 out of 100.

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In the News

Read more headlines from respected news agencies that leverage UKG Workforce Activity Report data.

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Added 916,000 Jobs in March as Hiring Accelerated

Wall Street Journal
April 2, 2021


U.S. factories desperate for workers, even as ranks of jobless remains high

April 2, 2021


Weekly jobless claims are up, but other signs point to a recovering job market

NPR Marketplace
April 1, 2021


New data suggests possible hiring surge could be reflected in March jobs report

March 30, 2021

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