American cities, states can’t find enough workers despite an influx of federal funding
The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell to 250,000 last week, dipping for the first time in three weeks. But as students across the country return to school, many districts are facing staff shortages. State and local governments are severely understaffed, affecting not only education but almost every service they provide, from trash pickup to policing. Catherine Rampell has the story.