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  Labor Department Household Survey Shows 629,000 New Jobs, Unemployment down to 5.5%
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News DateThursday, August 12, 2004 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTotal employment rose by 629,000 to 139.7 million in July, and the employ-
ment population ratio--the proportion of the population age 16 and over with
jobs--increased to 62.5 percent. The civilian labor force also increased over
the month, rising by 577,000 to 147.9 million, and the labor force participa-
tion rate rose to 66.2 percent. (See table A-1.)
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