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A candlelight vigil outside the Men's Central Jail in support of Pope Francis' message on incarceration and immigration reform, in Los Angeles, September 29, 2015.

‘It still haunts me’: What it’s like to get a job after prison in America

Americans coming out of prison have a hard time finding and keeping jobs, and it's affecting the economy.

Janet Yellen is getting the wrong message from a stubborn soft spot in the job market

The Fed isn't paying attention to a rise in participation for minorities.

Labor force participation falls

The labor force participation rate in May fell to 62.7% from 62.9% in April.

One of the biggest problems with the job market isn’t as bad as it looks

The number of people not in the labor force looks worrying, but it may not be as bad as you think.

Labor force participation moves up

The labor force participation rate increased to 62.8%from 62.7% in June.

Labor force participation rises

The labor force participation rate in June was 62.7%, slightly up from 62.6% in May.

Labor force participation falls to the lowest level of this year

The labor force participation rate fell to 62.6%

Labor force participation falls

The labor force participation rate declined to 62.8% in April.

There’s a huge threat to the most remarkable thing about the US labor market right now

Americans are storming back into the labor force. But there are questions about the long term.

Labor-force participation increases for the 4th month in a row

The labor-force participation rate increased to 63.0%.