Obamacare

Workweek in Many Industries Nears Record Lows on Obamacare Fears

Low-wage businesses can't take the expense

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Here's something worth paying attention to this Labor Day: The workweek in low-wage industries has fallen back to the historic lows seen at the depths of the recession.

The White House and like-minded economists have disputed the notion that ObamaCare is having a meaningful impact on work hours by noting that the private-sector workweek has recovered pretty much back to where it was in 2007, before the economy tanked.

But that view from 40,000 feet overlooks what is happening in industries likely to feel the brunt of ObamaCare's employment impact: those in which wages are modest and the ranks of the uninsured are high.