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'You're just a hamster spinning on a wheel': Restaurant owner struggles to stay open
02:39 - Source: CNN
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At the onset of the pandemic, the restaurant business was one of the hardest hit in the United States. More than 5 million jobs were lost in a matter of weeks — almost half the industry.

The jobs were initially slow to return as some restaurants permanently closed and broader concerns such as those related to health, pay, and caregiving demands kept other workers on the sidelines.

Nearly three year later, the restaurant business is edging closer to full employment.

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