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Even after a good jobs report, potholes remain on road to economic recovery
The good news? The U.S. economy created 850,000 jobs in June. The bad news? There are still 7 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic.
Real-time proof the job market is recovering
But it could take more than a year to get back to pre-pandemic levels.
China to count bloggers and gamers as "employed" during pandemic
The news has fueled a perception that officials are out to inflate employment figures for a record 8.7 million graduates potentially entering a worsening jobs market.
Jobless claims, now at 33 million, likely undercount people who aren't working due to COVID-19
Some people haven't applied for unemployment because they don't think they qualify, and others can't get through the application process.
4 things to know about monthly jobs numbers
The report tracks how many jobs are created and what the unemployment rate is, among other things.
Job creation revised down by 500,000
Bureau of Labor Statistics annual benchmark revisions find job creation was weaker than originally reported last year.
U.S. adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%
U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion.
Companies lay off workers even in the best economic times
The unemployment rate is hovering around a 50-year low, but some companies are still shedding jobs.
Why aren't more Americans working or looking for work?
Labor force participation in the U.S. is said to be lower than that of comparable economies. There are a couple of factors at play.
U.S. adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain
June’s solid job growth followed a tepid gain of 72,000 jobs in May, a result that had fueled concerns about the economy.