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U.S. Labor Market Hits Record Number Of Open Jobs

As the economy regains its footing, we’re seeing some firsts in the labor market.

In June, there were 10.1 million open jobs, a record number. And for the first time, the average pay for supermarket and restaurant jobs is $15 an hour.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks to Roben Farzad, host of public radio’s “Full Disclosure.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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