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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Page One Economics Newsletter
Making Sense of Unemployment Data
Scott A. Wolla
Abstract

Job growth has been healthy over the past five years. However, many people are still concerned about the overall health of the labor market. This issue of Page One Economics explains what the unemployment rate does—and does not—measure and whether it is a reliable indicator of the health of the labor market.


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Scott A. Wolla, "Making Sense of Unemployment Data" , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Page One Economics Newsletter, pages 1-5, number 00013, Feb 2016.
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