One way retailers and restaurants can attract workers is to offer higher pay, though that's easier for larger businesses.
On Twitter, the White House Council of Economic Advisers says a coming uptick in inflation may not last.
Most people who have been working from home during the pandemic want to continue doing so at least some of the time.
The larger trend in jobless claims is down, while airline reservations and manufacturing work shifts are up.
Remote workers might be looking for an escape, and companies are ready to experiment.