1. Questions Persist About Labor Market and When Things Might Turn Around - BusinessWest

    Questions Persist About Labor Market and When Things Might Turn Around - BusinessWest

    For months now, business owners and elected officials have pinned the region’s mounting labor woes and all those ‘help wanted’ signs on too-generous federal unemployment assistance. Now that those benefits have expired for more than 3 million Americans, we’ll soon find out just how much of a factor those benefits were. Many involved in economic development and workforce matters say the problem has much deeper roots and that it might be some time before there is a return to anything approaching normal — whatever that is.

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