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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

Obamacare’s Workforce Toll Read Two Ways in CBO Report

The headline on the CBO report today is of a declining federal deficit. The subhead that Republicans are retweeting is about a declining labor market — the toll that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will take on the American...

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A job seeker, center, talks to a job recruiter at the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) career fair in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, 2013.

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A job seeker, center, talks to a job recruiter at the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) career fair in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, 2013.

Where Are Workers Going?

A shrinking workforce sent the unemployment rate in August down to its lowest level since December 2008. Nonetheless, the data showed some workers are leaving the job market voluntarily, not because they’re depressed about the prospects of getting hired. The...

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A waitress carries platters of food through the kitchen at a restaurant in Peoria, Illinois.

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A waitress carries platters of food through the kitchen at a restaurant in Peoria, Illinois.

Retailers, Restaurants Accounted for Half of Employment Gain in July

Employers added 162,000 workers to their payrolls in July, the fewest in four months. The composition of the job growth is a bit more concerning. More than half of the increase in July employment occurred at retailers and restaurants and...

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A job seeker waits to speak to a recruiter at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York on Feb. 19, 2013.

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A job seeker waits to speak to a recruiter at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York on Feb. 19, 2013.

Weak Job Market Not From Polarization: New York Fed

Job polarization is not the main reason the labor-market recovery has been weak, according to research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued today. The inference is the central bank can keep pumping money into financial...

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