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Employment and Unemployment: National

Updated: January 10, 2014

Monthly analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ national employment report.

Finding Low Unemployment in All the Wrong Places | 2:48 pm, January 10, 2014
The unemployment rate dropped from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent in December, but as has been a constant refrain throughout this recovery, most of the decrease was not for “good” reasons. Rather, it was due to potential workers dropping out of, or never entering, the labor force because job opportunities are weak.

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