Here is the July 2012 employment situation report from the BLS: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf
- The unemployment rate rose to 8.3%. Non-farm employers added only 163,000 new jobs.
80,000 jobs were added in June. For 2012, the economy has averaged about 151,000 new jobs per month. Through the same time period in 2011, 153,000 new jobs per month were added.
- The number of unemployed
persons rose to 12.8 million.
The civilian labor force participation rate also dropped to 63.7%.
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