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More job seekers give up, reducing unemployment

Where did all the workers go? Full story

Nightly News: Women backbone of U.S. economy

As part of the series "America at the Crossroads," NBC's Kate Snow explores how women change the marketplace. They hold more college degrees and are taking over the labor force. Full story

Your Career: The family medical leave debate

Work-family advocates have argued that the United States lags behind other industrialized nations that offer government-mandated paid leave programs and should catch up. Full story

Go "long on women" for profits, BofA Merrill says

U.S. recession wounds are healing faster for women than for men, so there is money to be made for companies that cater to women, economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said on Tuesday. Full story

The 'missing' warily return to the job hunt

The recession has been so hard that some jobseekers stopped even trying to find work. Now,  economists expect that some of those workers will start to jump back into the job search. Full story

In June, economy gets mix reviews

   The unemployment rate dropped, but the number of Americans working also dropped. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with the Washington Post Neil Irwin.

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  ‘Still have a ways to go,’ says labor chief

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis joins NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to discuss the reaction to a very mixed June unemployment report.

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