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4 things that might explain the labor shortage hitting the reopening American economy

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Empty tables stand at a restaurant in Manhattan on March 1, 2021 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images 9.7 million people are actively seeking work, but businesses are reporting major labor shortages.
The New York Times reported on four reasons that might account for that disconnect.
These include jobless benefits disincentivizing people to work and pandemic health concerns.
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The pandemic cost millions of Americans their jobs, and while the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 9.7 million of them are actively seeking work, businesses are...
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