US Adds 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Up to 4%

(From UPI)

Employers added 213,000 jobs to the U.S. workforce in June, the Labor Department said in its jobs report Friday.

The report said most of the job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing and healthcare — while retail trade lost jobs.

Employment in business services increased by 50,000 in June and has risen by 521,000 positions for the year. Construction continued to trend up last month, adding 13,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent — after a record 3.8 percent rate was shown in May, near a 50-year low.

The White House said the U.S. economy has added more than 3.2 million jobs since President Donald Trump took office and 3.7 million jobs since he was elected.

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