Wyoming Comment on Today’s National Jobs Report

Date: June 03, 2021

Small-business owners report fourth consecutive month of a record high unfilled job openings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Gagliardi, Wyoming State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 3, 2021—From Tony Gagliardi, Wyoming state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small-business association, on today’s release of the monthly Jobs Report from NFIB showing a fourth consecutive month of record highs in unfilled job openings.

“One could be the eternal optimist regarding the increase to 48 percent of respondents having open, available jobs as proof small businesses are truly doing what they do best: creating jobs. But the difficulty many are having in finding employees is not a sustainable statistic for a healthy economy.”

Click here to read NFIB’s national news release, which contains a link to the full report.

From NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg

“Small business owners are struggling at record levels trying to get workers back in open positions. Owners are offering higher wages to try to remedy the labor shortage problem. Ultimately, higher labor costs are being passed on to customers in higher selling prices.”

NFIB’s Jobs Report is a national snapshot not broken down by state. Today’s results are based on 659 respondents to the May survey of a random sample of NFIB’s member firms, surveyed through 5/28/2021. The NFIB Research Foundation has collected Small Business Economic Trends data with quarterly surveys since 1974 and monthly surveys since 1986.

Keep up with the latest Wyoming small-business news at www.nfib.com/WY.

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For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.

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