(Washington, DC) - The number of unfilled jobs across America has hit a record high.
According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, 48% of small businesses had open job positions last month. That percentage has gone up steadily over the last four months.
And it’s not just low-wage jobs that are going unfilled. According to the survey, 51% of open positions in the construction industry are for skilled workers.
56% of small businesses have either raised their wages already or plan to do so in the next few months. To view the full report, visit the NFIB website.
Many business owners blame the boost in unemployment benefits over the past year. Federal unemployment benefits end here in Indiana on June 19th.