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April 2016

Unemployment rate nears prerecession level by end of 2015

Janie-Lynn Kang, Lisa M. Williamson

In 2015, the U.S. labor market continued to improve, with unemployment declining and long-term joblessness and involuntary part-time employment also declining.

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Book Reviews

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Navigating through a sea of blue-collar presuppositions

Jenette Muhar

In this book, author Jeff Torlina shatters some common myths about blue-collar workers--myths brought about largely by academicians themselves.

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Beyond BLS

Are older Americans healthy enough to work longer?

Charlotte M. Irby

Researchers find that most older Americans are healthy enough to work to an older age than they currently do.

Strategic pairing of colleagues is an effective job-training method

Maureen Soyars

Economists find that students learn more when a teacher with weak skills is paired with one with strong skills.

Growing up in high-poverty areas can affect your employment

Eleni Karageorge

Researchers find men who grew up in a low-income, single-parent household or in a neighborhood with high levels of economic and racial inequality are disproportionately negatively affected when they reach adulthood.

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March 1981

In an MLR 1981 article, read about the efforts that went into passing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

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