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The New York Times
Friday, August 3, 2012 — 8:39 AM EDT

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U.S. Added 163,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

The American economy continued its long slog upward from the depths of the Great Recession, adding 163,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, the Labor Department said on Friday. That compares to a revised figure of 64,000  jobs in June.  The unemployment rate, based on a separate survey, rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent.