Mid-day Update

Baby Boomers choosing to retire earlier

Jeremy Hobson and David Brancaccio Apr 9, 2012

The March jobs report had one of those weird anomalies where the number of jobs created in the month was disappointing — but the unemployment rate actually got better — a good surprise.

And the reason for that is that 164,000 fewer people told the Labor Department they were out actively looking for work.

On today’s Mid-day Extra, Matt O’Brien, an associate editor at The Atlantic, explains where demographics play a role in those numbers.

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