Americans Should Be Working Hard, Not Hardly Working

Source: Town Hall
by Stephen Moore

“The Labor Department reported this week that there are now a record 10.9 million jobs open in America. That’s twice the size of the entire Ohio workforce. Yet the department also has counted some 8 million unemployed Americans. What in the world is going on here? Why aren’t the 8 million workers allegedly looking for a job filling any of the 10 million open jobs? Could it be they aren’t looking very hard? Job growth fell by more than half in August, which was partly because of COVID-19 concerns and the delta variant. But there is a lot more going on here. Government welfare policies are clearly keeping millions of Americans from taking jobs. Even though there are millions of retail and restaurant jobs open, these industries lost employment in August. Same for construction: A loss of jobs, even though nearly every construction company in America is desperate for workers.” (09/14/21)