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Fast-food chains are scrambling to find employees, and it could be making your experience dining out worse

Chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell are struggling to fill positions and retain workers, with 898 million jobs open in the accommodation and food-services industry in August. "I don't see this problem getting easier," Panera Bread's CEO Blaine Hurst told Business Insider in a recent interview.
If you're looking for work, avoid the worst job markets in America.

The 13 worst job markets in America right now

Careers site Zippia recently named the 13 worst job markets in America. If you're looking for a new job, you'll probably want to avoid these metro areas.

Misleading unemployment numbers may be prompting the Fed and the Bank of England to make a huge error

New data in a research paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests the wage-dampening effect of mass unemployment has been overtaken by the "underemployment" of the gig economy.
An overall decline in productivity is partially linked to a decline in manufacturing jobs.

Unemployment in the US is historically low, but wage growth is sluggish — and no one seems to know exactly why

Unemployment is at a record low, but wage growth is still sluggish. Low productivity growth is the primary factor, and raising wages for lower-end jobs can accelerate growth.

UK workers are finally getting a pay rise

The Office for National Statistics released its monthly snapshot of the state of the UK's jobs market and unemployment rate on Tuesday. Here's how things looked.

There’s one simple explanation for the wage stagnation ‘puzzle’ confounding top Fed officials

Federal Reserve officials have long been baffled by the absence of wage growth for median US workers despite a long-standing economic recovery that has sharply lowered unemployment to 3.9%.
No one's really sure what's going on.

The ‘conundrum’ at the heart of the British economy is getting worse — and economists are baffled

UK unemployment fell to a fresh record low this week, but wage growth is still failing to gain momentum.

Britain’s unemployment rate has plunged to 4% — a level not seen in more than 40 years

The latest snapshot of the UK's employment market was released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday. Here's how things looked.

The number of people with jobs in the UK just hit an all-time high

The Office for National Statistics released its latest snapshot of the state of the UK's jobs market on Tuesday morning, showing employment and job vacancies at record highs.
In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan and Norman Tebbit both blamed the unemployed for being poor. But their beliefs no longer make any sense in a world of full employment.

The ‘supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,’ and that’s why you’re not getting a pay raise anytime ...

Working is no longer a guaranteed way of getting ahead. Instead, it may keep you poor. You cannot get rich working for Uber. You cannot get rich working for Deliveroo.