Rising U.S. Labor Force Keeps Fed at Ease as Jobless Drop Slows

Rising U.S. Labor Force Keeps Fed at Ease as Jobless Drop Slows

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A resume professional looks over a job seeker's resume at a National Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia. About 6.6 million Americans described themselves as wanting work in 2012, even though they had given up actively searching and weren’t counted as part of the labor force.