The Employment Situation Summary is a closely watched economic indicator. Through separate surveys, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the Labor Department, calculates both the unemployment rate and estimates for non-farm payroll employment.
The Employment Situation Summary is a closely watched economic indicator. Through separate surveys, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the Labor Department, calculates both the unemployment rate and estimates for non-farm payroll employment. Kevin G. Hall / MCT
The Employment Situation Summary is a closely watched economic indicator. Through separate surveys, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the Labor Department, calculates both the unemployment rate and estimates for non-farm payroll employment. Kevin G. Hall / MCT

Economy

January 31, 2011 4:36 PM

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