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Who is unemployed in America? The answer might surprise you

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Who is unemployed in America? The answer might surprise you

By Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Posted - Aug. 1, 2017 at 12:22 p.m.



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The good news is that the official unemployment rate has fallen to a very low 4.4 percent, approaching what economists call "full employment."

The bad news is that the real number of out-of-work Americans may be closer to 14 percent, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution.

The study arrives at its number by including not just those actively looking for work but also those who need jobs but gave up looking.

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