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Sources Summaries
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Dept of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/
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Eaton, Leslie. "City’s Unemployment Rate Stays at Its Lowest," The New York Times, May 5, 1999.
In New York City (March, 1999), unemployment was 6.5%, down from 8% in 1998.
Lardner, George  Jr. "Tech Boom Fuels Rising Home Costs; HUD Reports 'Crisis' As Prices Skyrocket," Washington Post, June 12, 2000
Home prices and rents are rising more than 1 1/2 times faster than the rate of inflation.
Shear, Michael and Tom Jackman. "Fairbox Boom Leaves Little Room For Poor; Study Finds Homeless Number Rising; Most Are Full-Time Workers And Children," Washington Post,  March 14, 2000
There is a contrast between the economy in Washington--where the unemployment rate is less than 2 percent and technology jobs are substantially increasing-- while the number of homeless families in Fairfax County rose by more than 12 percent last year.

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