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Worker Productivity Is Up, But Are Employers Sharing The Wealth?

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The latest jobs report showed that the economy added 113,000 jobs in January. Wages have pretty much stayed stagnant, while worker productivity is higher than ever. Host Michel Martin talks about how workers feel about increased productivity, and what it means for the long-term unemployed with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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