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10 Facts About the Job Market

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May 9, 2011

Last Friday, the Labor Department's unemployment rate and payroll job growth measures dominated news coverage, as they do so reliably when they're released each month. They are highly imperfect and volatile indicators, though, and leave much unsaid. Here, we've tried to flesh out the picture with 10 facts that often get short shrift. Together, they bring into sharp relief the present frailty of the American labor market. Scroll through to see:

 

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