Biden accused of exacerbating labor shortage with ‘far-left socialist agenda’

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2021
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U.S. employers are still struggling to find workers six weeks after enhanced federal jobless benefits expired, but that doesn’t mean Republicans are letting President Biden off the hook.

The National Federation of Independent Business reported last week that a record 51% of small-business owners had openings in September that they could not fill, a 48-year high, even though the boost in unemployment benefits ended on Labor Day. The shortage indicates that other factors are at play.

Among them are a rash of accelerated retirements, a soaring personal savings rate, ongoing coronavirus fears...

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