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Today's Jobs Report in Pictures

Today’s jobs report disappointed expectations with employers adding only 120,000 jobs in March. The unemployment rate edged down to 8.2 percent, but that decline reflected people leaving the labor force, not people finding jobs. Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Read our statement with further analysis. See our chart book for more charts.
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