Nightly News   |  January 10, 2014

Jobs Report Reflects Employers Leaving Workforce

Although the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than five years, the decline was mostly due to people leaving the workforce.

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>>> and there was disappointment in the new jobs numbers that came out today. employers hired the fewest workers just last month, 74,000, the unusual cold weather may have been a factor in this. and while unemployment dropped to 6.7%, the lowest in more than five years, the decline mostly reflected people leaving the work force , a reminder over a third of the unemployed in this country have been out of a job for half a year or more. it was mixed on wall street , dow down slightly, while nasdaq and s&p both ended the week