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February, 1988, Vol. 111, No. 6
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Job gains strong in 1987; unemployment rate declinesMark G. Ulmer and Wayne J. Howe
Labor market performance in 1987, by most measures, was the best in several years, as the economic expansion reached the 5-year mark. Job growth was stronger than it had been since 1984, and the jobless rate fell almost a full percentage point after changing little in 1985 and 1986.
Following are highlights of employment and unemployment developments in 1987.
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