A Scan of Key Trends in the Labor Market and Workforce Development System
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
To support the development of DOL’s research portfolio, this scan describes recent and long-term economic and policy developments with relevance for the public workforce system. The scan focuses primarily on topics and trends related to the changing world of work and their implications for the public workforce system: (1) broad economic trends and recent changes in employment and wages; (2) changes to industries and occupations due to technology, automation, and the rise of the gig economy; (3) growth in remote workforce system services; and (4) federal policy trends related to the public workforce system.
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