The chart on the left shows the steep rise in JOLTS nonfarm job openings, while the top right chart shows the number of small business owners reporting unfilled job postings. Both of these series have reached record highs during the economic reopening, signaling there is some tightness in the labor market. The bottom right chart is from the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence survey, showing the difference of respondents reporting jobs are plentiful vs. hard to get. This measure has also reached multi-decade highs. Together, these charts show labor demand has been exceptionally strong as businesses face a torrent of pent-up consumer demand in the economic reopening.