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Labor Market Trends – 2024 Opportunities and Challenges

By Connor Lokar on January 19, 2024

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Connor Lokar

As a millennial, Connor brings a new perspective to the world of economics, delivering ITR’s industry-leading accuracy to current C-suite executives while forging connections with the next generation of business leaders.

In the post-COVID years, employers have faced an exceptionally challenging labor market landscape, characterized by an abject lack of talent and, where they have been able to secure workers, sky-high costs. While this is poised to be a long-term structural issue, there is a cyclical opportunity coming in 2024.

A softening macroeconomic environment will at least temporarily offer employers an improved hiring landscape in 2024. Declining job openings trends, slowing wage inflation, and improving retention metrics should allow employers to breathe in 2024.

However, there is also risk associated with this cycle, as some employers will overreact and put themselves out of position heading into 2025–26. Tune in to this webinar, available in the revamped Insider™ portal, to see how different industry and regional labor market trends stack up.

Learn how employers can strive to leverage the labor market lull in 2024 to most profitably position themselves for the next upswing in the business cycle.


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