US economy rebounds, but percentage of working-age people with jobs stays flat at 6 out of 10

  • by: TOM RAUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 9, 2014 - 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate has been on a slow downward trajectory since the recession ended nearly five years ago. While the overall jobless level has dropped to non-recession levels, the number of the working-age people with jobs is barely over 6 in 10, hovering at a level reminiscent of the late 1970s.

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