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June 1993

Recession swells count of displaced workers

Jennifer Gardner

Like all recessionary periods, the weak economy of the early 1990's increased the number of displaced workers. While a disproportionately large share were in goods-producing industries, displacements were much more widespread across industries than was the case a decade earlier. This article examines characteristics of displaced workers, based on data collected in January 1992 covering a period that included the 1990-91 recession.

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