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Here’s why LGBTQ small business owners are having a hard time finding workers

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LGBTQ small business owners are having a difficult time getting back to business pre-pandemic.

Just over 20% are having a hard time finding employees, according to a new CNBC + Acorns and NGLCC Small Business Owner Financial Health Survey. The lack of workers could wind up hampering their efforts.

Of those facing a hiring crunch, more than 42% blame unemployment benefits.

LGBTQ business people aren’t the only ones unable to attract employees. In fact, overall, the number of all small business owners struggling is higher. A record 48% reported unfilled job openings in May, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

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