Pre-March 2019 jobs day release.
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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2019 Jobs Day Release
By Nathan Smith, Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Olugbenga Ajilore, and Michael Madowitz
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release February employment data this Friday, following a minor uptick in the unemployment rate during January.

While unemployment data have had longer-term positive trends, they precede this administration and have only slowly eroded long-standing—and still glaringly present—disparities.

Unemployment data underscore the devastating effects of the recession on people with disabilities, black and Hispanic individuals, and, especially, those at the intersection of these groups.

Regardless of whether Friday's report imparts an optimistic picture of the economy, a closer look at the economic reality for those who face systematic disadvantages in the labor market serves as a reminder of the critical need for investments in programs that provide basic living standards nearly three decades after the passage of the ADA.
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