Mar 28 2016
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Top Economic Indicator Highlights:
Gross Domestic Product (final estimate, Q4-2015)
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Chart of the Week:
The chart above shows the number of states that had increased, decreased, or unchanged labor force participation rates by month over the past year. It demonstrates how broad or narrow monthly increases or decreases in labor force participation rates by state are in any given month. Notably, the first two months of 2016 have shown broader increases in labor force participation rates across states compared to 2015. Nationally, labor force participation is still 2.8 percentage points below the level at the start of the recovery.