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How does the unemployement rate drop when we have fewer people working?


According the the Bureau of Labor in Dec of 2011 there was 132.9 million people employed in the USA, in Jan of 2012 there were 130.4 million people employed....a minus 2.5 million and somehow, the unemployement rate DROPPED to 8.3%..... Now, someone explain to me HOW it can drop when we have 2.5 million fewer people working than the previous month?

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