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Today's Jobs Report in Pictures

Today's jobs report is another in the recent string of such monthly reports showing modest job creation. There was another surprising drop in the unemployment rate but, at 9 percent, it is still very high. While labor market conditions are brighter than two years ago when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs, the job market remains in a deep slump for people who want to work but can't find jobs. Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context; later this morning we will issue a statement with analysis. See our chart book for more charts.
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