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March 2008, Vol. 131, No. 3
Payroll employment in 2007: job growth slows
Robyn J. Richards
Economist, Division of Current Employment Statistics., Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment grew by just 0.8 percent in 2007, the lowest rate in 4 years; construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and transportation and warehousing were among the industries suffering losses, while health care, professional and technical services, food services and drinking places, and local government expanded.
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