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Trying to put 'human face' on jobs problem, Janet Yellen highlights workers with criminal records

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New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen appears to have stumbled into a controversial area in her efforts to humanize the ongoing weakness of the U.S. labor market. In a speech monday at a conference on community reinvestment in Chicago, Yellen relayed anecdotes about three workers struggling with long-term unemployment. While highlighting individuals is routine for politicians trying to...

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