What Is Happening to America’s Children? A Look at the Widening Opportunity Gap for Today’s Yout

Activity in the labor market picked up slightly last month, according to today’s employment report. Payroll employment increased by just over 100,000 jobs in September, an increase that partially reflected the return to work of striking telecommunications workers. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.1 percent. Since April, payroll employment has increased by an average of 72,000 per month, compared with an average of 161,000 for the prior seven months.

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