What the Beveridge curve shows about hiring and unemployment : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money Unemployment is low and job listings are at a record high: This shows up in a chart called the Beveridge curve. What's driving this? We talk to a former brewery manager to find out.

What the Beveridge curve tells us about jobs

What the Beveridge curve tells us about jobs

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Alicia Lopez didn't set out to help manage a brewery, but that's what she did to pay the bills out of college. Before the pandemic, hospitality had accidentally become her career.

But now, Alicia and other workers across the country feel like they have more opportunities to go after the jobs they want. And, with many of them not working during the pandemic, they had time to reflect on what jobs they actually did want. According to today's jobs report for April, unemployment is low and employers cannot hire fast enough.

We lay out what that means, with a little help from one of our favorite charts: The Beveridge curve.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Beveridge curve.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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