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Happy Contingent Labor Day, Temp Workforce: Alice Schroeder

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Where are the jobs? Of all the questions coming out of the financial crisis, this is the big one. In August, the U.S. economy added no new jobs for the first time in 11 months.

Persistent low employment is part of a complex global picture of supply and demand, but there’s one factor that should be getting more attention: U.S. companies don’t want to hire people.