U.S. Chamber on the ‘Significant Threat’ of Unfilled Jobs to Economic Recovery

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 11:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark today released the following statement on the news that 10.4 million jobs were unfilled at the end of August, a slight decrease from July’s record high.

“With open jobs exceeding the number of people looking for work by over 2.7 million, the workforce shortage is the single most significant threat to America’s economic recovery. Coupled with Friday’s disappointing employment figures, this is yet another reminder that the recovery remains very fragile. Congress should drop the multi-trillion dollar tax and spend proposals that would further undermine the economy and focus on getting Americans back to work and helping employers fill open jobs.”

Find the Chamber's America Works policy agenda, workforce solutions for businesses, and the latest research on the impact of the worker shortage at uschamber.com/work.