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Percentage of adult working population is at lowest level in 15 years.

By Pat Garofalo  

"Percentage of adult working population is at lowest level in 15 years."


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According to The New York Times, “the share of adults who are working — 61.8 percent — is at its lowest level in 15 years…The share of adult men with jobs, which has been gradually falling for much of the last few decades, is now at its lowest level since a two-month period in early 1983.” October was the tenth consecutive month in which jobs declined. The U.S. has shed 1.2 million jobs in 2008.


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