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Here’s why states like Maine, Utah, and the Dakotas are being hardest hit by the labor shortage

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The labor markets in some states are recovering much more quickly than in others – and local lockdowns, the size of their tourism industries, and the number of people who moved there during the pandemic could be the reason why, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

As a result, employers in states like Iowa, Nebraska, and New Hampshire are finding it especially hard to attract new hires amid the labor shortage, which the US Chamber of Commerce last week called a “national economic emergency.”

The tightest labor markets are spread across three regions, details ⇒

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