In Louisville, Hub of E-Commerce, Businesses Duel for Workers – The Wall Street Journal

In Louisville, Hub of E-Commerce, Businesses Duel for Workers – The Wall Street Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The pandemic-fueled online shopping boom has created a severe labor crunch in the Louisville, Ky., metro area, as delivery companies and other businesses compete for workers in one of the nation’s top freight transit hubs.

The region’s unemployment rate has fallen steeply to 3.2% in October from its recent pandemic peak of 16.8% in April 2020. The rate in October, the latest month for which local data are available, was more than a percentage point below the national rate then of 4.6%.

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-louisville-hub-of-e-commerce-businesses-duel-for-workers-11640169005

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