2024’s States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring – WalletHub Study

With the labor force participation rate at 62.5% and 0.8 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels, WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring, as well as expert commentary.

In order to see where employers are struggling the most in hiring, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the rate of job openings for both the latest month and the last 12 months.

Struggling the Most Struggling the Least
1. West Virginia 42. District of Columbia
2. South Carolina 43. Nevada
3. Alaska 44. Utah
4. Colorado 45. New Jersey
5. Minnesota 46. Oregon
6. Louisiana 47. New York
7. Mississippi 48. California
8. Michigan 49. Indiana
9. Virginia 50. Hawaii
10. Tennessee 51. Washington