July private hiring disappointsNews added by ProWEB Media on August 6, 2010
Gary Linnell

ProWEB Media

Joined: December 27, 2005

Private employers added fewer workers to their payrolls in July than expected, while June hiring was much weaker than previously thought, according to the Labor Department.

Overall non-farm payrolls fell 131,000 for the month, as temporary government jobs to conduct the census fell by 143,000.

Meanwhile, private employment, considered a better gauge of the state of the labor market, rose 71,000 after a gain of 31,000 in June.

In addition, May payrolls were revised to show 97,000 fewer jobs than previously reported.
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