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October 8, 2021

Puzzle overhanging job market: When will more people return?

  • Many people who lost or quit their jobs during the pandemic recession have yet to look for work again despite a robust economic rebound.
  • By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. government issues the September jobs report today, the spotlight will fall not only on how many people were hired last month. A second question will command attention, too: Are more people finally starting to look for work?

    To an extent that has surprised economists, many people who lost or quit their jobs during the pandemic recession have yet to look for work again despite a robust economic rebound that has left many employers desperate to hire.


     
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