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Economic Commentary

Employment Surveys Are Telling the Same Sad Story

Two government surveys are used to gather information about employment in the U.S. economy, but the employment levels calculated from the surveys seem to provide conflicting pictures of the labor market.

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Suggested Citation

Schweitzer, Mark E., and Guhan Venkatu. 2004. “Employment Surveys Are Telling the Same Sad Story.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 5/15/2004.

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