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The State of Unemployment - August 2011

AUGUST THE STATE OF- UNEMPLOYMENT 10%. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE No news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is bad news for the U.S. economy. The government agency just released its August unemployment report, shaking the markets and consumer confidence alike. 8% 6% 4% 2% No jobs were added in August and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1%. 0% % CHANGE July August +0.5% 0% 1-0.5% 2008 2009 2010 2011 THERE ARE CURRENTLY 13.9 MILLION UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN AMERICA ROUGHLY TWICE THE POPULATION OF WASHINGTON STATE Which cities are gaining or losing the most jobs?* WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON * Over the 12 months ending July 2011; data not seasonally adjusted. GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA +4% +4.5% SANDUSKY, OНIO -4.1% +9.9% MANHATTAN, KANSAS MISSOULA, MONTANA +8.1% +8.1% 4.7% STEUBENVILLE, OHIO +8% BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS -4.3% -5.5% ABILENE, TEXAS PASCAGOULA, MISSISSI PPI visual.ly SOURCE: BLS.gov

The State of Unemployment - August 2011

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No news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is bad news for the U.S. economy. The government agency just released its August unemployment report, shaking the markets and consumer confidence alike. ...

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