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Shocker: Americans 'thriving' reaches an all-time high in June after turbulent year

Americans are thriving at never before seen levels, according to a new study. (Pexels)

Last month was the happiest Americans had been pretty much ever, according to a new report from Gallup researchers—and all it took was a one-in-a-lifetime pandemic.

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Indeed study reveals why labor shortage could last through the fall

Childcare is one reason some have put off returning to the workforce. (Pexels)

Demand for work has reached historic levels with over a million positions open in Texas, yet most who are unemployed aren't searching for a job.

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COVID unemployment benefits to end in Texas as job openings grow

Joann's Fine Foods on South Congress Avenue is one of many local restaurants looking to hire staff. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment benefits related to the pandemic effective June 26, citing the number of current job openings and concern about potentially fraudulent unemployment claims. The benefits include a $300 weekly supplement.

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