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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says unemployment rate caused by local governments not hiring enough

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In a speech to the AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention in Los Angeles on Tuesday, newly-installed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said the nation's high unemployment rate was partly the result of local governments not hiring enough. "[T]he public sector ... has been such an important steppingstone to the middle class for so many. This is the first economic recovery in American history in which...