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March 2004, Vol. 127, No. 3
The U.S. labor market in 2003: signs of improvement by years end
Economist, Division of Current Employment Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Marisa Di Natale
Economist, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Thomas J. Krolik
Economist, Division of Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job losses eased in 2003, and the unemployment rate edged down in the second half of the year.
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