It has become impossible to deny that we have a labor shortage in South Carolina. It is a problem that stresses many employers, and I am sure everyone could give a plethora of examples how the shortage affects their daily lives. It is the fast-food chains that have not reopened their dining areas because they don’t have enough workers, the 30-minute wait for an Uber ride, and stores that are randomly closed in the middle of the day because they have no one to cover a shift.
Both the right and the left have their own unique explanations for this trend. Those on the right tend to blame it on overly generous unemployment benefits. Though this explanation may have had some merit when the government was giving additional unemployment benefits during the height of COVID, it is not a very adequate one today….