That's not how this "American Dream" thing is supposed to work.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that, although there are 9.9 million job openings, only 8.7 million officially unemployed people are looking for a job -- a difference of more than 1 million.
In other words, we don't have what Joe Biden said in 2008 was the biggest problem facing the middle class -- the three-letter word of "J-O-B-S. Jobs!"
We don't have a lack of jobs for unemployed people.
We have a lack of unemployed people that want a job.
"[E]mployers are essentially having to buy back job applicants' Covid lifestyle," said Scott Hamilton from the survey group Gallagher.
According to a recent survey from Gallagher, roughly 41% of employers are offering enhanced benefits, or whatever will convince people not to be useless mooch all day.
Approximately 71% of respondents to a survey said "medical and pharmacy benefits" are the most important added benefits people seek.
Some employers (19%) are seriously offering PET INSURANCE to entice people to work for them.
"Money issues seem to be a rising concern among unemployed workers not searching urgently" Nick Bunker, Indeed's economic research director, said. "More of them said the end of [unemployment insurance] benefits or financial cushions running low were major milestones that could prompt them to take a job."
The "enhanced" unemployment benefits are set to expire in September.
Can you really blame the "unemployed workers not searching urgently," though? After all, Americans keep voting for chumps who give everyone free handouts. So it's only fair that America gets that for which it voted (or reap what it has sown).
By the way, there are still 6.1 million fewer people working in the U.S. than there were in February 2020 (i.e., right before the "Lockdown Era").
Employment is on the rise, with 943,000 people employed in July, but Hamilton calls the increase "just job regrowth."
"All the big jobs numbers are great, but we're still growing into lost jobs," Hamilton said. "So it's going to get slower as folks are coming back into the market with changed expectations and changed lifestyles."
The nanny-state's unemployment benefits have effectively incentivized people to stay unemployed. Evidently, many people got accustomed to the New American Dream -- sitting on the couch all day and receiving checks from Uncle Sam.
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