As high school and college students occupy some available jobs for seasonal summer employment, there is typically a slight uptick in unemployment rates in June. This is also the time where there is a rise in unemployment in the education sector due to the end of the school year.

“Our country has a ‘two for one’ labor market ratio right now, which means there are two job openings for every one worker seeking employment in the U.S.,” Tamara Atkinson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area, said. “Locally, school districts are now ramping up their hiring efforts for the start of the next school year, and I’m seeing sign-on bonuses and retention incentives as a necessary means to fill those roles quickly or face staffing shortages come August.”

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