10 states where dental employers may struggle with hiring

The dental industry is facing recruitment challenges, but recruiters in some states may find it harder than others to find staff.

Each month, the American Dental Association conducts its "Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues" poll. In June, the poll found that 38 percent of dentists were recruiting dental hygienists, 39 percent were recruiting dental assistants, 30 percent were recruiting other dentists and 14 percent were recruiting administrative staff. Most dentists (72 percent to 94 percent) reported recruiting for each position to be "very" or "extremely" challenging.

On June 29, personal finance website WalletHub assessed each state and Washington, D.C., to see where employers are struggling the most with hiring. It compared each state's job opening rate from the latest month with their respective job opening rates from the last 12 months. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the 10 states where employers are struggling the most with hiring, according to WalletHub:

1. Alaska
2. Kentucky
3. Georgia
4. Montana
5. Iowa
6. West Virginia
7. South Carolina
8. Illinois
9. Minnesota
10. Vermont

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