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Hospitality workers are quitting at the fastest rate in 20 years just as employers are raising wages, showing the strange state of the recovery

June 9, 2021


In May, wages for workers grew as employers struggled to hire. It seemed to show that businesses were embracing a simple strategy for luring workers back: Paying them more.

Wages rose across the board for workers, increasing by $0.15 to average hourly earnings of $30.33. As Insider previously reported, the wage gains made up the fastest rate in wage growth since 1983 (excluding a 2020 peak at the onset of the pandemic).

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