Americans Joining Workforce at Record Rate - Wall Street Journal

  • 10 February 2020

A tight U.S. labor market is drawing Americans off the sidelines at a record rate.

Nearly three of four Americans who were newly employed in recent months came from outside the labor force—meaning they weren’t actively looking for work prior to the month they accepted a job. That is the highest ratio in three decades of records and helps explain how employers have consistently added jobs without stoking stronger wage growth.


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