Now Hiring: North Carolina Ranks In The Top 10 States Where Employers Struggle To Fill Jobs
You have probably noticed the now hiring signs that seem to be in the window of every shop and restaurant you visit. You may have had employees apologize for slow service because they are understaffed. Everywhere you look employers just can’t seem to fill jobs. In a way this is good for workers but it’s certainly bad news for employers. And if you are an employer in North Carolina chances are you are really noticing this struggle. Our friends at WalletHub recently ranked the “States Where Employers Are Struggling The Most In Hiring”. And the Old North State ranked 10th making it one of the most difficult states to fill open positions in nationwide. The data shows that in the last month in North Carolina, the rate of open jobs in the state was 6.50% and for the last twelve months it was 6.86%. This placed North Carolina 10th on the list.
Top 10 Cities Where Employers Are Struggling To Fill Jobs
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the easiest states to fill jobs in are New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC in that order. While this is bad news for employers in North Carolina its good news for workers seeking jobs. It’s classic supply in demand and when employers have to compete to land workers, the workers benefit. It should also serve as a reason for employers to take care of the employees they have. However, this can also lead to an increase in prices in an economy that is already overwhelmed by inflation. So you’ll have to decide if you think this is good or bad news.
This data was curated by WalletHub who looked at the rate of job openings in all 50 states and Washington DC over the last month and last twelve months. The latest month was weighted highest a 2/3 of the score while the year rate accounted for 1/3 of the score. You can read the full list and methodology from WalletHub here.