Yellen says pockets of ‘persistently high’ unemployment remain

JANET YELLEN, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said challenges remain in the U.S. labor market, including concentrations of elevated joblessness in poor and minority communities. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
JANET YELLEN, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said challenges remain in the U.S. labor market, including concentrations of elevated joblessness in poor and minority communities. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said challenges remain in the U.S. labor market, including concentrations of elevated joblessness in poor and minority communities, as she pushed for better education and training so the economy works for all Americans. “While the economy overall is recovering and the job market has improved substantially since the…

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