Job search and matching

Search and Matching for Jobseekers

Priorities for Research


Each month, millions of workers in the United States move into or out of jobs. For workers in low-wage employment, transitions to new, higher-paying positions are an important driver of upward economic mobility. For those out of work, regaining employment in a good job, quickly, is critical for both their near- and long-term economic security. In this brief, we summarize the research framework that informs WorkRise’s thinking about the importance of search and matching for low-wage workers’ labor market mobility. We then offer specific priorities for future research.