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Washington - U.S. Economy Added 195,000 Jobs In June

Published on: July 5, 2013 08:40 AM
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A woman filling out a job application at a job fair in New York on June 11.<br />
(Lucas Jackson/Reuters)A woman filling out a job application at a job fair in New York on June 11.
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Washington - U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.

The Labor Department says the economy added 70,000 more jobs in May and April than initially reported.

The unemployment rate stayed at 7.6 percent because more people started looking for work. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are looking for work.

The economy has added an average of 202,000 jobs a month for the past six months, up from 180,000 in the previous six. That suggests businesses are growing more confident in the economy.

If the gains continue, the Federal Reserve might start to scale back its bond purchases before the year ends.


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 Jul 05, 2013 at 12:27 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Ye, summer camps and amusement parks are in business this month...

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 12:28 PM Just Wondering...... Says:

Did anyone actually read the report? It said that 360k PART TIME jobs were created while 240k FULL TIME jobs were lost.

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 12:36 PM Geulah Says:

"The government counts people as unemployed only if they are looking for work." Old story with the BLS, one that discounts the 14 million Americans who can't find work or have given up looking for work. What is not added to this feel good report is wage depression. How many of these jobs are paying at up to 50% less than they were a decade ago for the same description and demand for more productivity. I wouldn't jump up and down over these numbers, they're statistics and we know what is said about them.

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