"Employment just doesn't convince;
Though it tumbled off greatly
In 2008, we
Have seen no recovery since."
As a guest on the Charlie Rose program last week, Princeton's Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman poured cold water on the notion that the recovery is slowing, inasmuch as he does not believe there has been a recovery at all. Despite improvements in the official unemployment rate, notes Dr. Krugman, the percentage of adults actually employed has not increased. This apparent contradiction is explained by the "discouraged job seeker" effect, in which those who stop actively looking for work are no longer counted as unemployed.
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