Underemployment at 14-Year High

What is underemployment? According to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, it now affects about 11% of our country’s workers. This includes part-time workers who want full-time jobs (“involuntarily” part-time workers) and jobless workers who want a job but are not actively seeking employment (“marginally attached” workers).

This 11% underemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 14 years, the report shows.

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