Number of Full-Time Workers Has Increased Since Recession

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December 08, 2014

Wall Street Journal economics reporter Nick Timiraos provides clarity for those skeptical about job growth numbers: “Well, how many of those jobs are full-time? The answer is most of them.”
 
Using data from the Labor Department, Timiraos explains that changes in the number of part-time workers haven’t moved up or down much since the recession, while the number of full-time workers has continued to steadily increase beginning in the fall of 2011. However, Timiraos notes that “the headline numbers don’t say anything about the quality of full-time jobs created.”
 
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