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Additional Unemployment Data, July 2019

Bureau of Labor Statistics now collects data on those not included in the overall unemployment rate, including discouraged workers, marginally attached workers, and workers employed part time... (read more)

Bureau of Labor Statistics now collects data on those not included in the overall unemployment rate, including discouraged workers, marginally attached workers, and workers employed part time.

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Table A-15, Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, July 1, 2019, https://wwwblsgov/newsrelease/empsitt15htm... (read more)

Table A-15, Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, July 1, 2019, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm.

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NOTE: Persons marginally attached to the labor force are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months... (read more)

NOTE: Persons marginally attached to the labor force are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months. Discouraged workers, a subset of the marginally attached, have given a job-market related reason for not currently looking for work. Persons employed part time for economic reasons are those who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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