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Economists use the phrase "full employment" to mean the number of people seeking jobs is roughly in balance with the number of openings. heshphoto/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

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On Friday, Terry Work stands outside a store that accepts food stamps in Bon Aqua, Tenn. Work's 27-year-old deaf son recently was denied disability payments, meaning he is considered able-bodied. Now he stands to lose his food stamps, even though he has trouble keeping a job because of his deafness, she says. Work requirements began kicking in this month for a million SNAP benefit recipients. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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New Jersey Steps In To Turn Around Atlantic City 's Luck

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Obama Announces New Rule Requiring Employers To Disclose Pay Data

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President Obama speaks about the gap in pay between men and women on Friday, as he introduced a new proposal that would require large companies to disclose data about employee pay by race, gender and ethnicity. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumers have been benefiting from lower gas prices. Here, prices dip below $2 per gallon at an Exxon station in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 5. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Cheap Gas Might Not Be Good For The U.S. Economy

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After Lifting Of Sanctions, Iran's President Brings Trade Mission To France

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Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change

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Episode 679: You Asked For It

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Overlooks Budget Crisis In State Of The State Speech

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How Much Did 'Snowzilla' Blizzard Cost The Economy? Not Much, Analysts Say

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Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu hopes to create job opportunities by investing in African startups. Above: Elumelu, center right, speaks at an entrepreneurship event in July 2015. Courtesy of Tony Elumelu Foundation hide caption

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To End Poverty, Billionaire Gives $10,000 To 10,000 Entrepreneurs

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7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

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During European Trip, Iran's President Stops In France

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