Economists also point out the widespread redistribution of labor, such as the gigantic musical chairs game, where workers are reassessing their options. During the pandemic, many workers who ran restaurants and retail businesses could have found employment in warehouses and manufacturing plants.
At the same time, as sectors such as leisure and hospitality grow, so does the desire for pandemic-led jobs such as courier and grocery workers. Most of June’s profits (343,000) were in that sector.
Economists have warned that seasonal adjustments could boost estimated profits, but the education sector has also shown a significant recovery in employment. This is because the number of teachers usually drops significantly as schools go out for the summer. The traditional explanation for decline can be complicated by the fact that not many educators worked for pandemic-related school closures.
“The main challenge now is to bring workers back into the workforce,” said Becky Frankiewicz, president of the dispatching company Manpower Group North America, because so many employers are looking for workers.
The governors of 26 states Move to end distribution of federal pandemic-related unemployment allowances They were funded until September, but claimed that support, including a $ 300 weekly supplement, discouraged people from returning to work.
However, in states where profits are already blocked Recruiters aren’t seeing job searches or hiring growth.. “When the federal subsidies ended, we would have expected to see more people in the workforce at a higher rate,” Frankiewitz said. “We haven’t seen that correlation yet.”
Online job site Certainly surveyed 5,000 people We found that childcare responsibilities, health concerns, vaccination rates, and financial cushioning from savings and public support, both inside and outside the workforce, all influence the number of people looking for a job. Many employers are desperate for employment, but only 10 percent of the workers surveyed say they are urgently looking for a job.
And even among the groups, 20 percent said they didn’t want to take a position right away.