August 6, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and unemployment in July 2012

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, July 2010–July 2012
Month Employment change

Jul 2010

-58,000

Aug 2010

-51,000

Sep 2010

-27,000

Oct 2010

220,000

Nov 2010

121,000

Dec 2010

120,000

Jan 2011

110,000

Feb 2011

220,000

Mar 2011

246,000

Apr 2011

251,000

May 2011

54,000

Jun 2011

84,000

Jul 2011

96,000

Aug 2011

85,000

Sep 2011

202,000

Oct 2011

112,000

Nov 2011

157,000

Dec 2011

223,000

Jan 2012

275,000

Feb 2012

259,000

Mar 2012

143,000

Apr 2012

68,000

May 2012

87,000

Jun 2012

(p)64,000

Jul 2012

(p)163,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment in July 2012.

Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, July 2010–July 2012
Month Unemployment rate

Jul 2010

9.5

Aug 2010

9.6

Sep 2010

9.5

Oct 2010

9.5

Nov 2010

9.8

Dec 2010

9.4

Jan 2011

9.1

Feb 2011

9.0

Mar 2011

8.9

Apr 2011

9.0

May 2011

9.0

Jun 2011

9.1

Jul 2011

9.1

Aug 2011

9.1

Sep 2011

9.0

Oct 2011

8.9

Nov 2011

8.7

Dec 2011

8.5

Jan 2012

8.3

Feb 2012

8.3

Mar 2012

8.2

Apr 2012

8.1

May 2012

8.2

Jun 2012

8.2

Jul 2012

8.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment in July 2012.

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