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More 55+ Don’t Want a Job

Who doesn't want to go back to work

Axios expects the labor shortage to continue.

The shortage of workers in the U.S. has become a flywheel of doom, messing up our lives and society writ large.

And many of the underlying problems that led to this breakdown are bigger than the pandemic, Axios’ Emily Peck writes.

Millions of immigrants, older workers and mothers are missing from the labor force. Those labor shortages create problems like supply chain woes, school closures, and skyrocketing childcare costs — and some of those problems further exacerbate the worker shortages.

U.S. CEOs say labor shortages are the top threat to their businesses this year, in a survey released by the Conference Board yesterday.

Axios AM By Mike Allen ·Jan 14, 2022