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February Unemployment Report

Deeper Dive Into the Jobs Report: Labor Force Participation and Weekly Earnings

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Today's jobs report is widely being viewed as a sign of an improving job market, a view I share with (of course) caveats. The biggest question is whether the recent acceleration of payroll growth sticks, especially as the sequester takes hold, which it hasn't yet. So far, both the stock and the job markets have said "sequester?... what's a sequester?" But unemployment is still high, the labor force participation rate shows evidence of continued weak demand, and that's taking its toll on wage growth. We'll need a lot more months like this to get back on track.

Lila Shapiro

Unemployment Report: Missing Workers Mount Comeback | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- After a year without so much as looking at a job application, Lillian Acevedo once again can be counted as a member of the U.S. labor forc...