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Today’s Jobs Report in Pictures

August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Today’s jobs report shows a labor market that is still not generating enough jobs to lower the unemployment rate.  Creating fewer than 100,000 more private sector jobs a month, the job market is barely treading water.  The economy would have to create over 300,000 jobs a month for two years just to restore employment to where it was at the start of the recession, and more than that to restore full employment with a growing population.

Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context.  See our statement for analysis.

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