“The unemployment rate declined to 8.6%, which was the lowest since March 2009, but this was primarily due to 315,000 people leaving the work-force. Without it, the rate would have been 8.9%. On the other hand, the separate household survey has shown strong growth these past four months of 1.28 million jobs.”  

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