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Australian mining industry digs deep for labor shortage answers

Rio Tinto reports steep decline in iron-ore output as prices go up

Australia is the world's top iron-ore producer, supplying 53% of global exports in 2020. (Photo by Fumi Matsumoto)

SYDNEY/TOKYO -- Australia's iron-ore miners are grappling with a severe shortage of workers, prompting cuts in production and shipments as they compete with other industries for talent while navigating coronavirus constraints.

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