A mild labor marketdownturn, or a multi-year period without much net job growth, maynot feel like much of a downturn at all if it's happening during atime when the number of older workers is shrinking. (Photo:Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg Opinion) –The next downturn won't look like the lastone.

For one thing, labor force demographics were a drag on economicgrowth last time, but they should help minimize economic weaknessthis time.

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