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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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