The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
that the economy created more jobs
than expected (good) but that the unemployment rate
rose a hair (bad).
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 163,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and business services, food services and drinking places, and manufacturing.
In July, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) waslittle changed at 5.2 million. These individuals accounted for 40.7 percent of the
unemployed. (See table A-12.)
Both the civilian labor force participation rate, at 63.7 percent, and the employment-
population ratio, at 58.4 percent, changed little in July.
Also see the U-6 numbers:
U-6 Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force
- July..... 15.0