We Need Workers!

Craig Regelbrugge February 19 2019

In a recent daily blog post, economist Elliott Eisenberg reported that as of December 31, 2018, there were a record 7.335 million job openings, and 6.294 million unemployed persons, or 1.17 jobs for every unemployed person, the ninth consecutive month openings have exceeded the unemployed. Relatedly, the number of job openings has exceeded the number hired since January 2015. The number of openings is up 29% year-on-year while hires are up just 7%. Eisenberg concluded, “The gap between openings and hires is a record 1.43 million! We need more workers.” Confirming what you were t...

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