Editorial: Struggles go on for many workers

A jobs sign hangs above the entrance to

A jobs sign hangs above the entrance to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 13, 2011) Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images

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That's how many part-time workers are wishing for a full-time job, according to the U.S. Labor Department's March employment report released on Friday. And that's an increase of 225,000 workers who made the same complaint the month before.

While the winter's thaw did add new jobs and the outlook is for slow, steady growth, things still aren't so good. Many have stopped looking for work. The ratio of employment to population is still 4 percent lower than what it was in 2008, when the Great Recession started.


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