Labor Participation Likely to Edge Down Further Ahead

posted by Michael Lewis on September 11, 2014

Found in US, categorized in Growth Outlook and Business Cycle

Tags: labor participation UI claim

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Since the recovery began in mid-2009, the US labor participation rate has declined -3% to just below 63%. Reduced participation is responsible for some of the -4% improvement in the jobless rate over the period.


FMI’s commentary on the likely course of Labor Participation and our review of the latest Weekly Initial UI Claims data.

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