6 thoughts on “The HSU Economic Index for March Is IN

  1. I’m not sure I trust their leading indicator regarding “help wanted.” I think that their method for measuring might be outdated. I’m hearing from lots of employers that they are having a hard time finding workers. Many, if not most, no longer use the newspaper classifieds for advertising.

    • Two reasons why it may be hard to find workers: (1) many cannot pass the required drug test prior to being hired, and (2) entry level, and even some mid-level jobs, have very low salaries, and those who are already on public assistance end up in worse financial shape by being hired since they will have their public assistance either reduced or completely eliminated. Child care is a big problem when the employee’s days and hours are regularly changed by management. Read “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond.

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