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The Jobs Recovery: A Longer View

With the monthly job-creation streak continuing to set records, the data shed light both on the rebound from the recession and on what’s left to be desired.

By Ben Casselman

New York Times

The United States lost nearly 8.7 million jobs in the Great Recession and its aftermath. It has gained 18.9 million since then — a powerful rebound that belied fears of another “jobless recovery.” (Net growth was needed just to keep pace with the working-age population, which has increased by about 10 million during the same period.)

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