The release of the July 2012 unemployment report brought mixed news. The private sector added 163,000 new jobs, making it the 29th straight month for private sector job growth. Unfortunately the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.3 percent. Despite the positive news from the private sector, the government sector continues to bring bad news. In fact, the government job losses may be slowing the overall economic recovery.
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