Economy reopens, but employers struggle to find workers

Nationwide, employers are struggling to find workers, despite millions of people still being jobless due to the pandemic. Photo by Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock.

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.

Credits

Guest:

  • Eric Morath - economics reporter for the Wall Street Journal