The struggle isn't over once companies get past the hiring hurdle.
Investor and columnist Barry Ritholtz says workers are gaining leverage in relations with management, which could lift wages.
Four states have now shut off the extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits.
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Some unemployed workers may need new skills and training for jobs that are in high demand.
The pace of hiring picked up in May, with U.S. employers adding 559,000 jobs, but it missed economists' forecasts.
It's a soft political target, but allowing people to spend more time on unemployment may help them land better jobs.
Many are offering bonuses. Some are pounding the streets for leads. And potential employees suggest being nicer to workers.
Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott, Arizona, reopens later this month. Families are ready to send kids back, but hiring remains a challenge.