There were a record 9.3 million job openings in April as businesses struggle to fill vacancies and people quit their jobs at a rate higher than before the pandemic, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
In its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, the Labor Department said the number of job openings increased by 1 million over March, which also set a record dating back to 2000. Before the pandemic, the number of openings had dropped to about 4.6 million.
Despite the open positions, businesses are finding it difficult to hire new employees, MarketWatch reported, due in part to a lack of qualified workers, child care, enhanced jobless benefits during the pandemic and ongoing fears of COVID-19.
The hire rate for April was 69,000, about the same as it was for March.
Meanwhile, nearly 4 million people quit their jobs in April, twice the amount who quit the same time last year. The overall separations rate was mostly unchanged at 4%.
The largest number of job openings occurred in accommodation and food services (349,000), miscellaneous services (115,000), and durable goods manufacturing (78,000). The number of job openings decreased most in educational services (23,000), and mining and logging (8,000).
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Maybe the incentives should be given to Congress so THEY will quit—then we can take the pool of present unemployed everyday Americans who will understand the struggles and everyday concerns we all have and put them in Congress.
WHY do we need to give them MORE MONEY.. IN Fact, to me, they are paid FAR MORE THAN THEY ARE WORTH, as is..
Why should the lazy people work, when they can sit at home and make more money as the communist Government will support them, on the backs of the workers?
The Dishonorable, Socialist Democrat Party game plan is to lie, cheat and steal elections in order to take total control of the American people, increase Taxes on everything and bring American commerce and economy to its knees.
Make everyone dependent on the socialist government.
Then access power and retain it by any means available –
no matter the costs to the people, the government or the nation. 🙁 🙁 🙁
Which is why i firmly support ALL CALLS TO END welfare/entitlements, PERIOD.
AND CAP unemployment, at 50% of what someone would have earned, HAD THEY STAYED EMPLOYED, and cap it at 18 months max.. AFTER that you are cut off.