Recent job report reflects progress but a continuous staffing shortage

When unemployment benefits recently ended, many expected job openings to be filling up, but a recent job report and business owners claim that’s just not the case. For several months, help wanted signs have been up and plenty of job openings available but not nearly enough takers. Industries across the […]

When unemployment benefits recently ended, many expected job openings to be filling up, but a recent job report and business owners claim that’s just not the case. For several months, help wanted signs have been up and plenty of job openings available but not nearly enough takers. Industries across the board are still experiencing a staffing shortage. From restaurants and hotels in the hospitality industry to businesses in the beauty industry. More owners and their employees are having to work overtime. One salon owner, Elena Rullan, says she has no days off right now. “I have to work seven days a week nine to seven o’clock and sometimes I have to do nine to 10 o’clock, until I’m done with the last customer,” Rullan said. Many other business owners said they tried several ways of getting the word out to get more employees on board. According to the Department of Labor Jobs Report, in September 194,000 additional people were employed which is well below the half million experts expected.The report also noted that an employment increase was seen in hospitality, retail, construction, transportation and warehouse jobs but saw a decline in public education. To sum it up, in September unemployment rate was reported at 4.8%, which is down from 5.2% in August— and is the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic hit.

When unemployment benefits recently ended, many expected job openings to be filling up, but a recent job report and business owners claim that’s just not the case.

For several months, help wanted signs have been up and plenty of job openings available but not nearly enough takers. Industries across the board are still experiencing a staffing shortage. From restaurants and hotels in the hospitality industry to businesses in the beauty industry. More owners and their employees are having to work overtime.

One salon owner, Elena Rullan, says she has no days off right now.

“I have to work seven days a week nine to seven o’clock and sometimes I have to do nine to 10 o’clock, until I’m done with the last customer,” Rullan said.

Many other business owners said they tried several ways of getting the word out to get more employees on board.

According to the Department of Labor Jobs Report, in September 194,000 additional people were employed which is well below the half million experts expected.

The report also noted that an employment increase was seen in hospitality, retail, construction, transportation and warehouse jobs but saw a decline in public education.

To sum it up, in September unemployment rate was reported at 4.8%, which is down from 5.2% in August— and is the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic hit.

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