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U.S. Labor Reshuffle Has More Room to Run, Fueling Higher Wages

  • Jobs still reflect goods economy despite pickup in services
  • High inflation may push Americans back to work, economist says
An employee operates a forklift inside a distribution center in Stonecrest, Georgia, U.S. 

An employee operates a forklift inside a distribution center in Stonecrest, Georgia, U.S. 

Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg
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The pandemic spurred a historic change in consumer demand, pushing up wages and reshuffling America’s workforce in a way that’s unlikely to reverse anytime soon.