Our members often lament the difficulties they encounter in trying to hire and retain good workers in a tight labor market. Well, it seems the labor market is only getting tighter as Labor Department figures released last week showed unemployment claims for the week ended February 24 had decreased by 10,000 claims to 210,000. That number represents the least amount of unemployment claims since December 1969, five decades ago! The four-week average of initial claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, fell to 220,500 from the prior week’s 225,500. So, in light of such a strong labor market, USA Today reported in a story earlier this week that employers are now recruiting Americans with disabilities for open positions in greater numbers than they ever have. For the week ending today, March 8, 2018, the preliminary numbers are 231,000 claims, up 10,000 claims in one week. Does that make it good news??