The number of IT jobs increased by 11,000 in the United States during July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the insurance industry added 2,700. BLS also adjusted employment figures for June, revising the number of new jobs in the industry up to 6,700 from the 6,000 new jobs previously reported. The number of insurance industry related jobs has increased by 21,200 since July 2012, to 2.4 million, according to a report from A.M. Best.

According to Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, the national unemployment rate for July was the lowest the United States has seen since December 2008.

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