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January 10, 2014 10:29 AM

Unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent, but more give up the job search

In its monthly jobs report, the government said just 62.8 percent of the 16-and-over population was working or looking for work last month. That’s a nearly 36-year low in the workforce participation rate, and it’s causing some economists to rethink the recovery’s strength.

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