The uptick in unemployment in July came as the labor force participation rate edged up to 62.9% from 62.8%. It was 63.4% a year ago. The employment-to-population ratio of 59% was flat from June, and up from 58.7% a year ago.
The average workweek remained flat for the fifth straight month at 34.5 hours. Average hourly earnings edged higher by a penny to $24.25 - they're up 2% from a year ago.
May's 224K jobs gain was revised higher by 5K jobs and June's 288K was bumped higher by 10K for total upward revisions of 15K.
The broader U-6 unemployment rate rose to 12.2% from 12.1% - a year ago it stood at 13.9%.
The 10-year Treasury yield slips to 2.53% from 2.59% ahead of the report.
Previously: July job gain below estimates
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