12/07/2011 09:18 am ET

Employed Women Make Up Majority Of 339,000 Who Left Workforce Last Month

In Friday's jobs report coverage, we noted that the unemployment rate fell partly because 325,000 people dropped out of the labor force -- that is, they were not even looking for work. Closer analysis reveals that the entirety of that decline was due to the departure of women -- and particularly employed women -- from the labor force.

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