The private sector added just 83,000 jobs according to the June employment report, which was not enough to offset the loss of some 225,000 temporary Census workers.
In all, 125,000 workers lost jobs in June.
The total loss for this recession exceeds 7 million jobs. The anemic June report did nothing to dispell the doubts that this economy is too sluggish to produce enough jobs to overcome this deficit anytime soon.
With stimulus money running out and weak data in construction, manufacturing and retail sales; many questions remain about the future of this recovery.