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What broke Britain's economy?

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Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Aug. 3, 2021, in New York. New York City and Washington, D.C., are among the cities in which young women earn more than young men, a Pew Research Center study found. Kevin Hagen/AP hide caption

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Signs with the message 'Now Hiring' are displayed in front of restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on March 19. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Employers continue hiring spree even as war in Ukraine ratchets up economic fears

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A man wearing a face mask walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store on Jan. 13, in Arlington, Va. The labor market is showing resilience despite a recent spike in omicron-related coronavirus infections. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a big surprise, the job market surged in January even as omicron cases spiked

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Higher costing meat and drinks on the menu at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which runs 60 dining outlets across the country — from high-end steakhouses to Molly Woo's Asian Bistro and El Segundo Mexican Kitchen. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants hide caption

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Inflation is red hot, soaring to 6.8% in November, the highest in nearly four decades

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Jobs Friday: The case for better wages

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The Money Illusion: Have Americans really gotten a raise?

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Tangled up and beige: The Beigies are back!

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Workers from a Kellogg cereal plant picket along the main rail lines leading into the facility on Oct. 6 in Omaha, Neb. Workers have gone on strike after a breakdown in contract talks with company management. Grant Schulte/AP hide caption

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A two-tier wage system roiled the auto industry. Workers today say no way

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People shop at a Macy's in New York this month. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More Retail Workers Are Quitting Than Ever, But More Stores Are Opening Than Expected

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A server delivers food to customers dining at a restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 7. Restaurants are boosting pay to attract workers, and that could have an impact on already-high inflation. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wages Are Going Up — And So Is Inflation. Consumer Prices Have Hit A 13-Year High

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Restaurants in Miami and across the country are seeing surging demand from customers, but they are still struggling to recruit staff. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Restaurants Are Dangling Vacation And Matching 401(k), But Many Workers Aren't Biting

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An activist wears a "Fight For $15 and a Union" t-shirt at the U.S. Capitol in 2019 as lawmakers took on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers with disabilities can be paid less than minimum wage. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says that has trapped workers in "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs. erhui1979/ DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers With Disabilities Can Earn Just $3.34 An Hour. Agency Says Law Needs Change

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Unusually warm weather contributed to a surge in construction last month, with 44,000 jobs added. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Hiring Picks Up As Employers Add 225,000 Jobs In January

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Courtney Hering, who is getting married next year, is planning a slightly more lavish wedding reception. After seven years at Kohler, she finally feels like she has found a professional home. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

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Betty Fernandez of Macy's department store speaks with a potential applicant about job openings during a job fair in Miami on April 5. Employers added far more jobs than expected in April — another sign the U.S. economy is chugging along as the expansion nears the 10-year mark. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Unemployment Drops To 3.6%, 263,000 Jobs Added, Showing Economy Remains Strong

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People walk past a branch of Bank of America in New York City in 2015. The bank announced Tuesday that it's raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2021. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Bank Of America Raising Its Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

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