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Where are the Workers?
With the most recent labor report citing far less job growth than expected, the Labor Day weekend started out on a low note. We continue to see help wanted signs at large, medium and small businesses wherever we go, a phenomenon across Texas and throughout the country.
This past week’s job openings survey from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics seems to confirm our anecdotal experience, reporting that as of the end of July there were 10.9 million open jobs asking to be filled nationally (versus 8.7 million unemployed, as of July). Another small business survey, Jobs Difficult to Fill, makes clear that there are plenty of jobs available; the tough part is filling those jobs with people.
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