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UKG: “Pleasantly Boring” August for Labor Market

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | Workforce activity remained steady overall across most sectors, creating a “pleasantly boring” month for the labor market, according to the August 2023 Workforce Activity Report published by UKG. Although shift work decreased 0.8% in August 2023, the decline mirrored August 2022 activity and historic seasonal trends, and the labor market remains relatively strong as summer comes to a close.
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Manufacturing Turning Point? Annual UKG Survey Shows Labor Improvements Visible Despite Uphill Climb

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | Healthy growth in demand for manufactured goods and services, as well as year-over-year increases in production capacity, revenue, and shift work, highlight a positive outlook for the U.S. manufacturing sector in the second half of 2023, according to a new survey from the UKG Workforce Institute. Still, 76% of manufacturers are struggling to fill critical labor gaps, and 2 in 3 (66%) said it takes longer now to fill open positions.
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UKG: Millions of Americans Will Miss Work to Watch Women’s World Cup

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | Late-night and early-morning viewing by soccer fans could wreak havoc on workplace productivity if leaders don’t have a game plan for absenteeism. This according to a new survey from UKG, which found that nearly half (46%) of full/part-time employed U.S. adults who plan to watch the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ games live will miss work because of it.
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UKG: Conditions Ideal for Renewed Wage Surge

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | According to the June 2023 Workforce Activity Report published by UKG, strong workforce activity coupled with continued tightness in the labor market may prompt a renewed surge in wages, especially for hourly and frontline employees.
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Expect “Upside Surprise” in May Jobs Report

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | Ahead of Friday’s Employment Situation Report (monthly jobs report) published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), May 30 at 10:00 a.m. ET, UKG will discuss important and emerging trends from May 2023 shaping the labor market.
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UKG: How Resilient is the U.S. Labor Market?

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | SUMMARY: This month's workforce activity report and labor market briefing hosted by UKG on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. ET will explore important and emerging trends affecting workplaces nationally.  
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