Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery


Dustin Chambers for The New York Times By Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | By The New York Times The improvement in the fortunes of less-educated workers was a highlight in a jobs report that showed continuing gains across a broad variety of sectors. Over all in July, employers increased payrolls by 157,000, while the unemployment rate edged downward to 3.9 percent, near the 18-year low achieved in May. The data echoed other positive economic news recently, including a report last week showing the economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter. And the…

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