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August 1982, Vol. 105, No. 8
The Nation's employment situation
worsens in the first half of 1982
Marillyn A. Hewson
Economist, Division of Monthly Industry Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Michael A. Urquhart
Economist, Division of Employment and Unemployment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The continued economic slide pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to a postwar high in the second quarter; construction and durable goods industries were hardest hit.
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