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Friday’s jobs report is the last before the new school year starts in earnest, but some school districts bemoan the lack of job applications

Quoted: The overall job numbers showed “a strong contribution from education hiring, as more schools than normal retained teachers through the summer and ramped up hiring for a planned return to instruction in the fall,” said Noah Williams, an economist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think tank.

The upward trend, however, is threatened by the virus spread, Williams added.