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Unemployment figures lacking in proper context

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Unemployment figures lacking in proper context The July 4 Associated Press article ["June job growth robust"] touting the 6.1 percent unemployment rate failed to mention a couple of important numbers. The drop in the unemployment rate was aided by 110,000 people dropping out of the workforce in June. Plus, no mention was made of the unchanged workforce participation rate of 62.8 percent. If the workforce participation rate was what it was in 2009 (65.5 percent), ...

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