Full-Time Jobs in the U.S. Just Made a Comeback

The share of such workers is at its highest in more than six years

Job seekers in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Friday's labor-market report showed that the number of full-time U.S. jobs as a share of total employment rose to 81.7 percent, the highest level since November 2008. For those worried (including not a few presidential candidates) that this economic recovery has been one that's created only low-quality jobs, this should be really good news.

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