Unemployment increases slightly in June

The U.S. unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.4 percent in June, according to The Washington Post. However, the reason is promising: More people joined the U.S. labor force, with employers adding 222,000 jobs.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June compared with an average monthly gain of 180,000 so far this year and an average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016. Employment in health care increased by 37,000; social assistance employment increased by 23,000; and employment in financial activities rose by 17,000. Mining employment rose by 8,000, and employment in professional and business services increased by 35,000. Employment in food services and drinking places also rose by 29,000.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, showed little change.

There currently are 7 million unemployed people in the U.S.

Date : 7/10/2017


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