Economy - Unemployment The Labor Department reported today that unemployment fell in January, but the improvement stemmed largely from job seekers giving up and leaving the workforce. Meanwhile, fewer workers were laid off than in previous months. The news is the latest in a series of mixed signals that indicate the economy may be turning around. NPR's Jack Speer reports.

Economy - Unemployment

Economy - Unemployment

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The Labor Department reported today that unemployment fell in January, but the improvement stemmed largely from job seekers giving up and leaving the workforce. Meanwhile, fewer workers were laid off than in previous months. The news is the latest in a series of mixed signals that indicate the economy may be turning around. NPR's Jack Speer reports.