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Jobs are up, but the labor force participation rate is down

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A man wearing a mask walks past a "now hiring" sign in front of a store in December in Arlington, Virginia.

Salary ranges in job postings can aid job seekers who get offers in negotiations. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

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The Weekly Wrap: Jobs, jobs, jobs

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Kate Davidson from the Wall Street Journal and Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post about the Labor Department’s May jobs report, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s comments about climate change and more for the Weekly Wrap.

    What's keeping labor force participation down?

    by Mitchell Hartman Jun 4, 2021
    It's not just child care and health issues. Many people are looking at their old jobs and saying no thanks.

    Facebook bans Trump for two years

    “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal speaks with “Marketplace Tech” host Molly Wood about Facebook’s decision to suspend former President Donald Trump for two years.

      Why used cars are getting so expensive

      by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 4, 2021
      Mark Kugman of Kugman Motors in St. Louis has two answers — one simple and one more complicated.
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      What one teen worker is looking for in a job this summer

      by Andie Corban Jun 4, 2021
      Aneesha Edwards in Lexington, Kentucky, is spending her last summer before college working in retail, where customer traffic is steadier than food service.

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