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Today’s Jobs Report in Pictures

Today’s employment report should be a wake-up call to policymakers who continue to say the budget deficit is a more immediate threat to the economy than the jobs deficit. Nearly two years after the economy technically turned the corner from recession to recovery, job growth was disappointing in May and unemployment remained high. Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context; here is our statement with analysis. See our chart book for more charts.
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