Gallery: Numbers reveal labor-shortage squeeze

March 1, 2024
Unemployment remains low, but labor participation rate is also down. Manufacturing industry is short nearly 550,000 workers.
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Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.