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News from EPI Job-seekers ratio improves

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 7, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

Job-seekers ratio improves

Today’s Job-seekers ratio of unemployed workers to job openings was 3.9-to-1 in December, an improvement from the November ratio of 4.3-to-1. EPI economist Heidi Shierholz puts this figure in context: the highest this ratio ever got in the early 2000s downturn was 2.8-to-1. Click here for details on the Job-seekers ratio.