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Dr. Gregory DeFreitas: “What the Unemployment Rate Shows”

The Wall Street Journal

How should the general public interpret the latest unemployment report? Dr. Gregory DeFreitas, director of the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy was among the experts The Wall Street Journal interviewed on this topic. Dr. DeFreitas said, “Even though unemployment is down, a whole group has vanished from the figures.” That is because “once you’re jobless for a year or more, you are far more likely to drop out of the labor force.”

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