July's Jobs Report: 'Goldilocks-esque'
209K jobs added, unemployment ticks up to 6.2%
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2014 7:48 AM CDT
In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

(Newser) – Not much surprising news in today's jobs report: The economy added 209,000 jobs, when 230,000 had been expected, according to the Wall Street Journal; the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2%, when it had been expected to remain 6.1%. Michael J. Casey sums things up in the Journal: "This is a good report for the market. Goldilocks-esque. Not too hot, not too cold," he writes, calling it "good enough." June's new jobs were also revised upward, from 288,000 to 298,000, and May's were revised from 224,000 to 229,000. This is the sixth consecutive month of 200,000 jobs or more being added, the first time that's happened since 1997, notes Steven Russolillo.

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Ppointy
Aug 2, 2014 11:48 AM CDT
How many of the new jobs 'created' in the last six months were created by & for Government? How many were created by Government subsidizing a particular Private Company?
Chris Farley
Aug 1, 2014 4:21 PM CDT
92 million working age americans out of work. Record low labor force participation. but its good news?
kumatose
Aug 1, 2014 11:31 AM CDT
How much lower would unemployment be if the republican's destructive spending sprees never happened and they helped create functional jobs bills instead of the never-ending quest to tear down the president we elected to clean up their mess. If democrats are bad, then republicans are sore-loser destroy the economy and work to keep it bad.