Unemployment Drops To Near Six-Year Low

Unemployment Drops To Near Six-Year Low

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A "Jobs" banner hangs outside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Jan. 8, 2014. Those out of work 27 weeks or longer made up 32.8 percent of unemployed Americans as the overall unemployment rate dropped to an almost six-year low of 6.1 percent, according to Labor Department data released this morning in Washington.