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The curious case of the missing workforce

Fed's rate call next week to be affected by how to attract these workers back into the labour pool

BLANK SPACE: An estimated 8.1 million people have dropped out of the US labour force since 2007, more than the combined populations of Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia who've not only lost jobs, but stopped looking for work.


WHEN Shalika Tisinger begins looking for a job this summer, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell will be rooting for her. Ms Tisinger, 33, dropped out of college at 19 and bounced through a series of low-paying jobs. Struggling to find a solid career path, she went back to...

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