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• Thursday, August 07th, 2014

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New reports out this week reveal that 209,000 jobs were added to the US economy during July.

The report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, outlines how the job market is improving throughout the country. Although the unemployment rate has slightly increased, the number of jobs available is growing month on month.

It has been estimated that the US has to add around 150,000 new jobs every month to keep up with the growing population. But recent figures show that over 200,000 jobs have been added every month during the past few months. And looking at July’s figures, that number doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.

The economy grew by 4% during the period between April – June. Although the number of unemployed has risen recently, this could be a good sign. Experts say people are only classed as unemployed if they are in the labor market and actively looking for work. These latest figures suggest that candidates who have previously given up on finding employment have joined the job search once again.

The only figure that remains unchanged is the number of long-term unemployed people in America. The number of people that have been unemployed for six months or more remains at 3.2 million people.

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