BLS: Employed Up 67,000 in June; Unemployed Up 347,000

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The U.S. Department of Labor in Washington.

Susan Jones – July 8, 2016

(CNSNews.com) – The civilian labor force expanded in June, adding 414,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The number of employed people increased by 67,000 to 151,097,000 in June, but the number of unemployed people increased even more, by 347,000 to 7,783,000.

The unemployment rate ticked up two-tenths of a point to 4.9 percent.

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