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Economists differ on reasons behind decline in hiring

Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amanda Averch
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Economists are split on why hiring has fallen to a monthly average of 167,000 this year from 223,000 in 2018, potentially resulting in the lowest annual total since 2010. A survey finds 45.3% of economists cite a lack of qualified workers, while 37.7% of respondents say employers are uncertain of the economic outlook and therefore cautious about expanding wage bills.

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