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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

CES National News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 528,000 in July; unemployment rate edges down to 3.5%

08/05/2022

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 528,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. Both total nonfarm employment and the unemployment rate have returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic levels.
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