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Down to Business: Jobs might go begging if boomers leave

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With unemployment still high — 8.1 percent nationally, according to data released last week — it’s hard to imagine a time when jobs may go begging for workers. But that time is coming, experts say, as the economy finally bounces back from the Great Recession and, as traditionally occurs, recovery is followed by a period of labor shortages. This time, though, the usual pattern may see a hiccup that goes by the name of Boomer. ...

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