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March 2005, Vol. 128, No.3
Household survey indicators show some improvement in 2004
Teresa L. Morisi
Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Fewer workers were unemployed in 2004 and employment rose over the year; however, Current Population Survey data indicate that the labor market recovery since the 2001 recession has differed from recoveries in other postrecession periods.
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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
U.S. labor market in 2003: signs of improvement by years endMar.
U.S. labor market in 2002: continued weaknessFeb. 2003.
U.S. labor market in 2001: economy enters a recessionFeb. 2002.
The job market in 2000: slowing down as the year ended.Feb. 2001.
The job market remains strong in 1999.Feb. 2000.
Job growth slows during crises overseas.Feb. 1999.
Strong job growth continues, unemployment declines in 1997.Feb. 1998.
Employment in 1996: jobs up, unemployment down.Feb. 1997.
Slower economic growth affects the 1995 labor market.Mar. 1996.
Strong employment gains continue in 1994.Feb. 1995.
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