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U.S. Labor Department Chief Economist Jones Leaves Post (1)

Jan. 28, 2022, 3:09 PM

Janelle Jones, the first Black woman to serve as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, said she left her position Thursday after about a year serving in the role.

Jones announced her departure on Twitter, saying that working in the administration “has been an incredible experience. And it ended today.” She didn’t specify the reason for the unexpected departure, and said she would spend all of February reading sci-fi and fantasy.

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A spokesman for the Department of Labor and Jones didn’t immediately ...

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