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Restaurants Can’t Find Workers Even Amid Historic Unemployment

  • Hiking wages proving not enough to entice workers in 2020
  • Higher unemployment benefits have also kept employees away
Customers stand outside a pick up window at a McDonald’s in Miami Beach.
Customers stand outside a pick up window at a McDonald’s in Miami Beach.Photographer: Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg

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Not even the greatest surge in joblessness in 80 years is easing the fast-food industry’s years-old labor shortage.