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0.5%! That's roughly the amount the labor force is predicted to grow each year over the next decade. NPR hide caption

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0.5%! That's roughly the amount the labor force is predicted to grow each year over the next decade.

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Another month, another unchanged unemployment rate. The U.S economy created just 130,000 jobs in the month of August, but the unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.7 percent.

Today on the show, we look at some long-term trends, courtesy of some crystal ball-gazing by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has generated predictions for the job market over the next decade — from 2018 to 2028.

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