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U.S. economy adds 217,000 jobs in May, unemployment holds steady

The Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered good news today with the announcement that total nonfarm payroll rose by 217,000 in May. It wasn't enough to move the unemployment rate, which remains steady at 6.3 percent. These numbers are a concrete indicator that, however slowly, the U.S. economy has reached pre-recession employment levels and GDP is on track to grow at ...

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203K jobs added, unemployment dips to 7%

Today's latest employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is somewhat of a shocker, with a reported 203,000 new jobs added to the American economy. The data also showed the unemployment rate dipping down three tenths of a percent to an even 7 percent, which is the lowest it's been at any point during the last five years. According ...

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Employment up 175K, Unemployment Ticks up to 7.6%

A highly anticipated jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came in largely as a wash today, June 7, 2013. For more on this week's leading economic indicators, check out this week's Friday Economic Snapshot that includes everything except today's BLS figures. From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was ...

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