The US economy added 467,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate was 4.0%. The figure shows evidence of an extraordinary recovery from the recession created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate in April 2020 hit 14.7% as America cut 20.5 million jobs in one month.
Evidence of the difficulties faced by companies when trying to find workers can be seen everywhere. The so-called “big quit” shows a combination of workers who quit low-paying jobs, people who retired early, people who delayed their return to work because they were receiving government assistance and some who were stuck at home caring for children. who couldn’t go back to school.
In many cases, companies had to pay higher wages to attract workers. Income in the economy as a whole has generally increased. None of this has entirely solved the problem. Almost 11 million jobs were open end December.
WalletHub recently released The 2022 states where employers are having the hardest time hiring The report relied on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the “job opening rate” last month and the figure for the past 12 months. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were included. The report took stock: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and experienced financial hardship due to unemployment. Now, for many employers, the shoe is on the other foot. Many businesses are struggling to hire enough workers, which has sometimes led to delays in services and reduced opening hours.
This trend could further fuel the current inflation figure as wages rise as a way to fill these vacancies.
Alaska tops the list of states where companies have struggled the most to find workers. The job opening rate last month was 8.40%, compared to a rate of 8.14% over the past 12 months. Alaska was followed by Vermont at 8.90%, compared to a rate of 6.96% over the past 12 months.
Here are the 10 states where employers are having the most difficulty finding workers:
|State||Monthly price||Annual rate|
|Caroline from the south||6.80%||7.24%|
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