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Why is the employment-to-population ratio still low despite the very low unemployment rate in the U.S.?

My answer on Quora: This is one of the biggest labor market questions and challenges in the U.S. economy. The straight answer is that the¬†labor force participation rate¬†sharply declined for years after the 2008 financial crisis before finally stabilizing in 2016. The real question is why fewer people are participating in the labor force. An […]