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Slowdown in labour growth a boon for US workers

Companies will have to pay a premium in the future to get the people they want with the skills they need to keep expanding their businesses

In trucking, young drivers aren't joining fast enough to replace retirees, while federal regulations bar entry for those under 21. For the US as a whole, the labour force has grown just 1.6 per cent since the recession ended six years ago.


AMERICAN workers may be on the cusp of grabbing a bigger bite of the economic pie after decades of getting fewer and fewer crumbs.

A significant slowdown in labour-force growth in the US, China and elsewhere will put a premium on finding workers in the years ahead.

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