There are many theories, including unemployment benefits being too high, a skills mismatch and low wages.
Job postings have rebounded for occupations in manufacturing and construction, but not in hospitality or travel.
Job openings are back to where they were a year ago. But the labor market needs more to recover.
January is usually peak job-hunting season.
From taking a position at an Amazon warehouse, to interviewing in a face mask, to onboarding over Zoom, a survey of how people are finding and maintaining new jobs.
A surge in demand during the pandemic has Amazon, Walmart, CVS and others scrambling to add thousands of new workers.
What the JOLTS report can tell us about the state of the labor market.