Economy reopens, but employers struggle to find workers

LA County has moved to the least restrictive yellow tier in California’s reopening plan. As of today, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, and even saunas can operate at 50% indoor capacity. Bars can also reopen indoors without having to serve food. It’s the closest we’ve come to returning to life pre-pandemic.

But as businesses start staffing up to meet demand, some employers say they’re having a tough time hiring workers, despite millions of people still being unemployed due to the pandemic.



  • Eric Morath - economics reporter for the Wall Street Journal