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Today’s Jobs Report in Pictures

The good news in today’s jobs report is that the private sector continued adding jobs in June — though, as expected, the economy lost jobs overall due to the scheduled reduction in temporary census jobs. The bad news is that private sector job creation must be much stronger going forward— at least 200,000 to 300,000 jobs per month — to bring people back into the labor force and lower the unemployment rate at the same time. Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context; see our statement for analysis.
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