August’s employment situation news release

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News release from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The Employment Situation – August 2011

(September 2, 2011) – Nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged (0) in August, and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in most major industries changed little over the month. Health care continued to add jobs, and a decline in information employment reflected a strike. Government employment continued to trend down, despite the return of
workers from a partial government shutdown in Minnesota


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