Bernanke: Job Market Remains Weak Despite Gains

Ben Bernanke job market weak
Ben Bernanke job market weak

By Martin Crutsinger


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ben Bernanke says the job market isn't as strong as the steadily declining unemployment rate might suggest.

Responding to questions at a Senate hearing Tuesday, he noted that the unemployment rate doesn't capture the plight of millions of people who have stopped looking for work or part-timers who can't find full-time jobs.