In May, the federal unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent in April, the Labor Department said, a surprising turnaround after months of job losses that was hailed as a sign that the economy is recovering more quickly than projected.
Yet the 30 million workers who are still collecting unemployment benefits show how significantly the labor market has been upended. The unemployment rate remains the worst since World War II.
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