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Millions have joined the labor force in the past year
About 3.5 million more people were working or looking for work in May than a year earlier. Economists hope the number keeps rising.
Who's in, who's out: What the labor participation rate tells us about the job market
The pandemic forced some Americans out of the workforce to care for family. Risk posed by the delta variant may keep them from returning.
How serious is our declining population growth problem?
The implications of a shrinking population on our economic growth are potentially big, but Marketplace senior economic contributor Chris Farrell thinks there's some solutions to tap.
Why aren't more Americans working or looking for work?
Labor force participation in the U.S. is said to be lower than that of comparable economies. There are a couple of factors at play.