Highest Number of Open Jobs in U.S. History

President calls for renewing job search requirements for those receiving unemployment. 

On Tuesday, the Department of Labor released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which contains the most up-to-date information on the condition of the job market in the United States. Employers had a record number of open positions for the month of March, with 8.1 million available jobs. 

The report sparked discussion in Washington, D.C. over the cause, and whether or not the additional federal funding for unemployment has disincentivized people from seeking work. President Biden announced that he is working with the Labor Department to renew requirements for those on unemployment to be searching for work. The president said, “Anyone collecting unemployment, who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to have discernment as they address employment. 
  • That Secretary Walsh and the Department of Labor would have wisdom on how best to motivate the labor force.
  • For God to work His will in the United States’ economy. 

Sources: AP, CNN, NPR


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