Despite a record-number of job openings, millions of Americans remain unemployed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is largely due to a mismatch in the economy; workers do not want to return to the industries with the largest job openings, such as leisure, hospitality and retail, instead seeking better working conditions and career paths. The federal government rolled out additional unemployment benefits as part of COVID-19 relief measures. This extra money has kept workers afloat, preventing food insecurity from growing over the pandemic and very likely giving workers more of an ability to choose where they work The job landscape may soon change, as federal unemployment benefits dropped this past week by more than $300 a week. Read More >>>

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