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Statistical tables:
General conditions in the labor market

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Appendix: Statistical Tables
General conditions in the labor market
Employment and the labor force
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The labor market improves and declines in swings that are conditioned by, similar to, and part of the general business cycle. The tables in this section contain indicators of the current condition of the labor market; the state of labor market-related processes that are more highly sensitive to cyclical swings and, therefore, tend to reach turning points somewhat earlier; and the complete cycle of processes that take longer to unfold and thus reach their turning points somewhat later.


  1. Selected labor market indicators: Current conditions, annual averages, 1948-2000 (PDF 8K)

  2. Selected labor market indicators: Cyclically sensitive conditions, annual averages, 1948-2000 (PDF 6K)

  3. Selected labor market indicators: Processes requiring additional time to complete the cycle, annual averages, 1948-2000 (PDF 5K)

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