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Unemployment rate shows a job market stuck in neutral

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The net loss of jobs reported in today’s employment report captures a job market stuck in neutral. Roughly one in six workers are either unemployed or underemployed, and the labor force continues to decline. It is time for the government to do substantially more to create jobs so the backlog of unemployed workers can get back to work. –Heidi Shierholz


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