NJ Spotlight News

NJ businesses still hampered by worker shortage

Clip: 12/22/2021 | 3m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Many NJ businesses have worker shortages despite the state’s high unemployment rate. As of November, the unemployment rate here was at 6.6%, a decrease from the previous month’s 7% rate, but still higher than the national average of 4.2%. Labor experts say the continued extension of unemployment benefits is a contributory factor. And rising rates of COVID-19 aren’t helping the situation.

Aired: 12/22/21

Rating: NR

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NJ Spotlight News is a local public television program presented by THIRTEEN.