It’s a complicated issue. Here is why experts say Indiana has so many unfilled jobs

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Indianapolis Star on 10/4/2021 by Binghui Huang

The wait at fast food drive-thrus are as long as 30 minutes. Restaurants have cut back hours. And pools can’t find enough life guards.

Even places that have raised wages are struggling to hire. Over the summer. Gov. Eric Holcomb tried to cut federal unemployment a few months early to get the hundreds of thousands collecting the federal benefit to take some 116,000 jobs that were unfilled earlier this year. He was blocked by a lawsuit.

The federal benefits expired Sept. 4 across the country.