US economy

America’s hiring headache


Australia’s new prime minister met with world leaders to discuss climate change and Hungary’s prime minister declared an economic state of emergency. Plus, the FT’s Colby Smith visits the city of Atlanta to find how restaurant owners are managing to find staff in a red hot labour market.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Orbán declares state of emergency over crisis caused by Ukraine war

Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s prime minister

America’s red-hot labour market: inflation undercuts jobs recovery

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 

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