For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Shrinking labor force explains lower unemployment rate
The Economic Policy Institute’s Jobs Picture reveals that the unemployment rate dropped to 8.6%, but most of that decline can be explained by the drop in the labor force participation rate from 64.2% to 64.0%. Click here for detailed analysis.