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BLS encourages you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. BLS staff review comments according to the policy below. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or the federal government.

We want to publish your comments, but we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse. To that end, we reserve the discretion to delete comments that:

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When necessary, the entire comment will be deleted. We will not edit your comments to remove objectionable or inappropriate content, so please ensure that your comment complies with this policy. See also: BLS Privacy and Security Statement.

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Last Modified Date: March 18, 2013