The difference 2 years makes

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Two years ago, 4.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits. Last week, that number was 184,000. Nowadays, job seekers can be picky while employers bend over backward to attract and retain workers. Today, we look at the historic strength of this job market. Plus: What’s behind the surge in natural gas prices, what Shanghai’s lockdown feels like nearly four weeks on and how flight attendants in the ’60s helped working women’s rights take off.

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