We are facing a labor force shortage, but is it caused by workers opting out? Many people believe that the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath have driven workers away from the labor market. Is this really the case? A closer look at the data reveals that the labor force shortage, especially in low-wage jobs, is not mainly due to workers choosing to stay out of work. In our latest myth-busting article, Data Analyst Megan Chmielewski shares the real factors behind this persistent narrative.