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I guess when an entire nation has employed so much of its citizenry as cocktail waitresses and retail clerks, none of this can be a surprise.

Over the past ten years, the monthly jobs report morphed into something that was actually kind of boring. In recent months, whether the unemployment rate was 3.4% or 3.3% became sort of drab, and the only question each month was has many hundreds of thousands of jobs serving entrees at Denny’s had been created.

This has all changed, for obvious reasons:

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