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A job seeker speaks with an employer at the Veterans On Wall Street job fair in New York.

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A job seeker speaks with an employer at the Veterans On Wall Street job fair in New York.

Jobs Added: 163,000 — Unemployment Rate Rises: 8.3 pct

Updated at 9:25 am and 9:45 am EDT The monthly gain in jobs in July has nearly doubled the past two months’ anemic reports — and nearly tripled the revised gain for June. Yet the unemployment rate has inched up...

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A job fair at a state office building in Brooklyn, New York.

Photograph by Justin Lane/EPA

A job fair at a state office building in Brooklyn, New York.

Fist-Bump or Moment of Silence — How the Jobs News is Delivered

For a jump on the nation’s monthly unemployment and payroll figures, watch who walks a brown envelope from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing tonight. Caveat: You probably can’t get a good view, because you don’t have...

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A customer at a Lowe's store in Atlanta.

Photograph by David Goldman/AP Photo

A customer at a Lowe's store in Atlanta.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1.5

That was the annual rate increase in the U.S. gross domestic product in this year’s second quarter, according to Commerce Department statistics released today. The increase was smaller than the revised 2 percent gain in the previous quarter. Surrogates for...

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White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

Photograph by Bloomberg

White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

Obama’s Backhanded Economists: Reporter’s (Sweaty) Notebook

As a Washington journalist, there’s only one thing worse than being beaten on a White House story: Being beaten by the White House itself. Last night, my Bloomberg colleague Hans Nichols and I faced off on the tennis court with...

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Job applicants in Denver, Colorado.

Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images

Job applicants in Denver, Colorado.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 41, 28

The first figure is the number of consecutive months that the national unemployment rate has stood above 8 percent. The stretch runs from February 2009, when the rate was 8.3 percent during President Barack Obama’s first full month in office,...

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