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Unemployed face tough competition: underemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The unemployed who make up the 9.1 percent jobless rate aren't the only Americans competing for jobs.

The Labor Department also compiles figures for how many part-time workers are trying to get full-time work as well as the unemployed who have given up looking for work.

Those people make up more than 16 percent of working-age Americans.

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