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Friday, September 2, 2011
Employment Situation News Release
I know I've been a bit of a slacker on these updates this week, and I'll get back to them on Tuesday. But have a look at this. We added 0 jobs in August.
Nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged (0) in August, and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent. Employment in most major industries changed little. Health care continued to add jobs; a decline in information employment reflected a strike. Government employment continued to trend down.