U.S. Economy Added 117,000 Jobs in July

Posted on August 5, 2011

The U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs in July according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was a slightly larger than the 75,000 expected by a survey of economists. The jobs added in April and May were also revised upward, but not by much. Here are the details:

This is still a weak jobs report, but it could provide some encouragement as it is better than the prior two months.

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