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Labor Force Participation Rate Has Fallen Significantly Since the Recession Began

Created on September 4, 2014

Labor Force Participation Rate Has Fallen Significantly Since the Recession Began

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

CHART 3 • BG 2722 (2014)

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