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March 2005, Vol. 128, No.3
Payroll employment grows in 2004
Economist, Division of Current Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Statistician, Division of Administrative Statistics and Labor Turnover, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 2004, payroll employment had the strongest growth in 4 years and nearly reached its prerecession high; also, data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey indicate that the job openings rate trended up slightly throughout the year.
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