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March 2008, Vol. 131, No. 3
Household survey indicators weaken in 2007
James Marschall Borbely
Economist, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Household survey data show that, in 2007, unemployment rose, employment growth slowed, and the labor force participation rate and employment–population ratio trended down; the data also show that earnings grew faster than inflation over the year.
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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Household survey data show labor market improvements.—Mar. 2007.
Trends in labor force participation in the United States.—Oct. 2006.
Lower unemployment in 2005.—Mar. 2006.
Household survey indicators show some improvement in 2004.—Mar. 2005.
The U.S. labor market in 2003: signs of improvement by year’s end—Mar. 2004.
U.S. labor market in 2002: continued weakness—Feb. 2003.
U.S. labor market in 2001: economy enters a recession—Feb. 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.
BLS introduces new range of alternative unemployment measures.—Oct. 1995.
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