Alaska tops WalletHub analysis on job openings

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    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - With the labor force participation rate at 62.1%, WalletHub released updated data on 2022’s "States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring."

    In order to see where employers are struggling the most in hiring, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the rate of job openings for both the latest month and the last 12 months.

    According to WalletHub, the job openings rate in the last month was 8.30%, and for openings in the past 12 months, it was 9.78%.

    Following Alaska is Georgia, with a job openings rate in the last month of 8.20%, it was 8.08% for the past 12 months.

    "During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans lost their jobs and experienced financial difficulties due to unemployment. Now, for many employers, the shoe is on the other foot. Lots of businesses are struggling to hire enough workers, which has sometimes led to delays in services and reduced business hours. In fact, the labor force participation rate has experienced the slowest recovery of any recession since World War II," WalletHub wrote. "Some businesses aren’t even able to keep the employees they already have – as Americans are quitting their jobs at record rates in what’s been dubbed the 'Great Resignation.' It’s not just a U.S. phenomenon, though – 20% of global workers plan to quit their jobs this year."

    Source: WalletHub

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