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June 2004, Vol. 127, No. 6
The labor force and unemployment: three generations of change
Jessica R. Sincavage
Economist, Commissioner's Development Program, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.
The influence of the baby-boom generation on the U.S. unemployment rate continues unabated today; the subsequent, smaller generation X’ers and echo boomers have had considerably less of an influence on the rate.
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