NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Friday, forecasters expect the U.S. Labor Department to report the economy added 100,000 jobs in July, not enough to keep pace with growth in the working age population.Most analysts see the unemployment rate steady at 8.2%, while a few see an increase. The wild card is the number of adults actually working or seeking jobs -- the measure of the labor force used to calculate the unemployment rate.
US Employment Outlook Poor, Little Improvement Likely
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