labor-force

Three reasons the U.S. labor force keeps shrinking

Only 63.2 percent of Americans are working or looking for work — the lowest level since 1978. Here's why.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 6, 2013

WonkFeud Finale: Why the labor force participation debate matters

Here's what our two feuders can agree on about the changing nature of the labor force.

WonkFeud Part 2: The labor force participation debate gets real

The (not really) epic clash between two economics writers stops being nice and starts getting real.