A sign reads “Now Hiring” at a Seattle Safeway grocery store in 2021. Those signs are still a familiar sight in 2022. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
(Ted S. Warren / AP)

Job openings in WA grew rapidly this summer. That’s not good news

A rise in job openings indicates employers are likely struggling with labor shortages, the rising cost of which may inevitably pass on to consumers.

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