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The Roundtable: The Employment Crisis

Even with an encroaching recession, wages are still too low to incentivize many workers to return to the workforce.

What's the meaning of the ongoing financial downturn? How long will it last, and who will it affect most? A panel of experts on financial markets joined Roundtable to take on these questions and more. In this segment, Jon Najarian discusses the curious state of the job market.

"So many companies can't get enough workers now," he notes. "Someday that will change, but right now there's so many people that don't want to go back to work. Even Waffle House can't find enough workers." 

Some of these people may have lingering chronic illness associated with the pandemic, he notes, but many have other reasons—which apparently trump rising price pressures. 

"I'm not blaming people that don't want to go back if they have long COVID or if they're just tired or not willing to do the two or three jobs at eight bucks an hour," he says.

"But now prices are much higher."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Tony Delgado, Founder, Latino Wall Street

Leon Lamle, Founder, Lamle Ventures

Jon Najarian, Co-Host, CNBC Halftime Report