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March 2007, Vol. 130, No. 3
Household survey data show labor market improvements in 2006
Economist, Formerly in the Division of Labor Force Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment declined, employment increased, and earnings were about in line with inflation in 2006; the long-term unemployed saw their numbers fall.
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