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Unemployment job fair 2012

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Yes, the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.1 percent. But it's the reason why that matters.
Unemployment job fair 2012

Unemployed workers attend a job fair at the Washington Convention Center Aug. 23, 2012, in Washington, DC. The US added a disappointing 96,000 nonfarm jobs in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from July's 8.3 percent.

Chip Somodevilla