The figures are the latest indicator of how covid-19 disruptions have upended the job market—and that it may still take a while before job demand and supply become more balanced. For now, workers and employers are still struggling to find the right fit, said senior Glassdoor economist Daniel Zhao.

Fewer layoffs

In another sign of a tight labor market, the share of laid-off workers inched down to a record 0.8% after sitting at 0.9% since August.

Overall, Tuesday’s data suggests that wages for private sector workers, which grew at an annual rate of 5% in the fourth quarter, will continue rising until employers start matching offers to what job seekers want. 

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