Behind The Numbers: Slow Job Growth Is A Problem; Long-term Unemployment Is A Crisis

Perhaps the most depressing aspect of last week's report -- and the recovery in general -- is the huge number of long-term unemployed workers

Topics:  long-term   
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  • Job Numbers Are Good, but Some Perils Loom
    The latest job gains have been ... studying the scourge of long-term unemployment. Ultimately, that kind of acceleration in hiring is unlikely without a sustained increase in the pace of economic growth. Indeed, as achingly slow as jobs growth has been ...
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