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 SHRM Economic and Employment Reports


 The SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) Monthly Report

Employment Expectations +11.0

Recruiting Difficulty +6.1
New-Hire Compensation +2.9


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SHRM Jobs Outlook Survey Report: Q4 2013 (October – December)
The SHRM Jobs Outlook Survey Report examines hiring trends across a six-month spectrum. The results for the fourth quarter of 2013 reveal that HR professionals' confidence in the job market has risen steadily since the end of 2012, and layoffs will be limited during the fourth quarter of 2013.

SHRM’s Metro Economic Outlook reports provide comprehensive analyses of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. PowerPoint presentations of each metro area’s economic data are also available. Data and reports will be updated monthly throughout 2014.

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 Job Market at a Glance



Unemployment Percent


Unemployment rate in 
August 2014
Jobs Created


Jobs created in 

Job Openings

4.7 million

Job openings in 
July 2014



 SHRM Benchmarking Database

More than 500 benchmarks in human capital, health care, retirement, benefits prevalence and job satisfaction for 2014 are available through the SHRM Benchmarking Database. For more information about SHRM’s customized benchmarking service, click here.

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