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Today's Jobs Report in Pictures

September 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM
BY
Chad Stone

Today's disappointing jobs report shows that despite 30 straight months of private-sector job creation - including 103,000 new private-sector jobs in August - the unemployment rate is likely to remain high for the foreseeable future.  The dip in the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent in August reflects a drop in labor force participation, not a strong labor market.

Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Here is our statement with further analysis.

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