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Labor Force Participation Continues to Decline

Created on May 4, 2012

Labor Force Participation Continues to Decline

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CHART 2

April 2012: 63.6%

Recession begins, Dec. 2007: 66%

Down 2.4 percentage points

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics/Haver Analytics.