Applicants reach for registration forms to attend a combined Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Harlem Week job and career fair at Columbia University in New York. The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, September 6th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy — and, if so, by how much.