Jeff Lacker headshot in front of Snead Hall

Richmond economist on why we're still experiencing a worker shortage and where things are going

Oct. 13, 2021 - Alex Thorson

“There are just a huge number of job openings, unprecedented,” said VCU Economics Professor Jeffrey Lacker. “At the same time there’s a pool of people…. looking for work and willing to work. The fact that those two numbers are coexisting is really the striking thing about the labor market right now,” he said.

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