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A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines
Nearly 80 percent of 'prime-age' Americans are working
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In this March. 6, 2019, photo Valarie Regas poses for a photo at Ponce City Market in Atlanta. Child care costs delayed Regas' return to the job market after she gave birth to her second child in 2012. Regas wanted to go back, but most of the jobs she found didn’t pay enough to cover child care. So, she remained mostly out of the job market for five more years. After completing a coding boot camp, Regas was hired last year by a division of the European aerospace giant Airbus. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from?
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