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SCE LABOR MARKET SURVEY
Transitions into Unemployment Rise Sharply; Job Market Expectations Largely Worsen
July Survey: Among those employed four months ago, 88.9 percent were still employed in July 2020, compared with 93.3 percent in July 2019. This decline was due to a rise in transitions into unemployment from 2.8 percent in July 2019 (and 5.7 percent in March 2020) to 10.5 percent in July 2020—a series high. The increase in transitions into unemployment was most notable for respondents over age 45, those with household income of less than $60,000, and women. Employer-to-employer transitions also declined to 4.4 percent in July 2020 from 6.2 percent in July 2019.

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Press Release: Labor Market Survey Shows a Sharp Increase in Transitions into Unemployment; Expectations Regarding Job Transitions Worsen
 
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Fielding the Survey
The SCE Labor Market Survey, fielded every four months as part of the Survey of Consumer Expectations, collects information on individuals' experiences and expectations with respect to earnings, job transitions, and job offers, among other topics. The results of the November 2018 survey show that the average full-time offer wage rose to $58,035, up from $52,590 in July.