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Monthly jobs report has new addition: Same-sex spouses

Feb. 8, 2020, 1:19 AM UTCBy Brooke SopelsaHistory was quietly made Friday in the monthly jobs report. While the unemployment rate ticked slightly higher to 3.6 percent, there was a big symbolic change in the Labor Department’s highly anticipated release: Same-sex couples were included for the first time.The data does not separate same-sex couples from opposite-sex couples, so the report falls short of providing any new information about the LGBTQ economic picture. But advocates say the inclusion is nonetheless noteworthy.The Morning RundownGet a head start on the morning's top stories.Sign UpThis site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service“It’s both a big deal and not a big deal,” Meghan Maury, policy directo ...