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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Statement on Today's Jobs News

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STATEMENT ON TODAY'S JOB NEWS 

"Today's jobs news was mixed.The economy added substantially fewer jobs than expected in January, according to BLS figures.   But there were strong gains in manufacturing and construction jobs.  Moreover, labor force participation increased and the unemployment rate fell from a month ago, to its lowest level since 2008," said John A. Rizzo, LIA Chief Economist.