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Travis Bean sanding doors at Western Building Products outside Milwaukee. The company’s president said, “Our problem today is just finding people who want to work.” (Lauren Justice / The New York Times)

As hiring slows, employers say it’s getting harder to find workers

The labor shortage has helped workers who were hit hardest during the recession: Minimum-wage earners, African-Americans, Latinos and Americans with a high school diploma or less have all seen their jobless rates decline in recent months.

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