April 4, 2014

Job loss from the recession is erased, but job quality is a concern

The milestone March jobs report said private and nonprofit employers had erased the 8.8 million deficit of jobs shed during the economic downturn and faltering recovery. But nobody is lighting celebration candles just yet. The U.S. population has grown by 15 million since 2008, meaning that more jobs may be needed. Also, many of the new jobs are in relatively low-wage service occupations, offer only part-time hours, or are temporary.

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