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Today's Jobs Report in Pictures

December 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Beyond the surprising news that Hurricane Sandy had little effect on overall job creation and unemployment, today's report paints a familiar picture of moderate job creation and stubbornly high unemployment. Though unemployment fell, that's because the labor force shrank, not because employment opportunities expanded.

Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Read my full statement for further analysis.

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