|Credit: Calculated Risk|
The media is going to be talking about (and already is) about the lukewarm payroll number: 169,000 new non-farm jobs for August, which is not very stunning and lower than expected.
The number of long-term unemployed stayed flat at 4.3 million. Those with a college degree have an unemployment rate of 3.5%, a drop of 0.3%; those without a high school diploma have an unemployment rate of 11.3%, an increase of 0.3%.
Chemical manufacturing employment was down 3,200 jobs to 793,000 from July's 796,200.
It looks to me like August was a so-so month for employment, and 2013 isn't looking much brighter, which is too bad.
Thanks, as always, to Calculated Risk for the graph.