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  1. Seattle Sam

    Except that the overriding problem is that there are fewer and fewer people in the workforce every month — almost 10MM fewer than at the start of the “recovery” . It’s hard to build a vibrant economy with rapidly declining numbers of people actually working to create wealth.

    1. Huh. PAYEMS is up 5.555 million [4.3%] since June, 2009.

  2. Benjamin Cole

    AEI Pethokoukis, Economics, U.S. Economy
    Let’s face it: The US job market is dead in the water and not getting better
    James Pethokoukis | September 6, 2013, 10:43 am

    How do you know the August jobs report was pretty bad? When the best thing you can say is that it might have met Wall Street expectations if not for a temporary shutdown in the port industry last month. (The motion picture and sound recording industry lost 22,000 jobs in August, according to the BLS.)

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