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Labor Force Participation Has Fallen Sharply in the Recession

Created on June 7, 2013

Labor Force Participation Has Fallen Sharply in the Recession

CHART 2

LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE

Dec. 2007 66%

Down 2.6 percentage points

May 2013 63.4%

Sources: U.S. Department of Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation,” January 2007 to May 2013, Table A1, http://blgs.gov/news.release/empsit.a.htm (accessed May 7, 2013).

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