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July 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Samuelson: A part-timer boom — or blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Most — or all — of the increase may have been part-time jobs. If that’s a trend, it could signal a weaker economy. It could also vindicate critics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). They have argued that the added costs of providing health insurance for full-time workers would cause many businesses emphasize part-time employment.

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