Job Quality Index Declines in September, Manufacturing Employment Down Temporarily Due to Auto Strikes

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) for September declined by 0.66% in September to 84.37. After a strong reading in August, the JQI continued its downward trend in the second half of the year. Interest rate hikes by the Fed appear to be softening…

Job Quality Index Increases in August, Manufacturing Employment Grows to Highest Level in 15 Years

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) for August was 85.09, up 0.09% from July. After a few months of slowing job growth and a slight decrease in the JQI, the most recent month shows strong job growth in the economy and among goods-producing sectors.…

Job Quality Index Down Slightly, Manufacturing Job Growth Strong in August

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) for July was 85.09, down 0.41% from June. After several months of strong, high-quality job growth in the first half of 2023, the decline of the index reflects that job growth in the economy is slowing. Most of…

Job Quality Index Edges Up, High-Quality Job Industries Contract Employment

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today announced that the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index (JQI) edged up by 0.17% in February to 83.82, reflecting slightly faster growth in high-quality jobs than low-quality in the month. Contributing to the rise in the index was an increase of 61,500 jobs in health care and social…