Business: Seeking Muscle for a Flabby Recovery

MUSCLE Builder Charles Atlas might describe the present U.S. business recovery as a 97-lb. weakling —too puny to rout the bullyboy of unemployment. Members of TIME'S Board of Economists use more scholarly analogies, but they make the same point. At a recent all-day meeting, they offered this analysis of the nation's economy:

> The recovery from last year's recession is the slowest and lowest of any since World War II.

>Unemployment, which rose last month to 6.2% of the labor force, matching December's nine-year high, will still hover around 6% by year's end if...

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