Jobs Friday: The Great Hesitation : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money It's Jobs Friday, and we blow our first air horn in months! Albeit, a slightly muted one. Last month, the economy added more jobs than expected. But there are still millions of people staying out of the workforce. Why?

The Great Hesitation: a Jobs Friday rom-com

The Great Hesitation: a Jobs Friday rom-com

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 04: Flowers are seen in the trash at Jamaica Central Flower Market on May 04, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. For the flower industry in Mexico, Mother's Day on May 10th represents the busiest period of the year. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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Before you decide what movies to watch this weekend, the economy has cooked up a rather dramatic love story worth checking out.

Last month, 531,000 jobs were added to the economy and unemployment fell to 4.6 percent. However, there's still millions of unemployed people who don't seem to be falling in love with these open jobs that easily. But it's a plot twist some people saw coming.

Although temporary perks like sign-on bonuses and free car raffles have gotten some people to join the workforce, others need a lot more convincing. It's kind of a 'will-they-won't-they' relationship with these two.

Today on the show, what will it take for the millions of open jobs and unemployed people to get together and find their happy ending?

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