U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs

    Tanya Scott uses a desktop computer to search job sites for employment possibilities Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security WIN Job Center in Jackson, Miss. Unlike the state unemployment office of previous generations, job seekers in Mississippi have the use of the Internet to search for, and apply for jobs statewide as well as at national job sites. Employers in the United States added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and not even close to what economists expected. For the first time since June, the unemployment rate rose, to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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    The Labor Department’s jobs report is in, and the numbers are better than expected. The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, the same number added in May, and better than the 160,000 that analysts were predicting. The unemployment rate stayed at 7.6 percent. But in grimmer news, the U-6, the broadest measure of employment that includes unhappy part-timers and people who have given up, rose by half a percentage point to 14.3 percent—a significant increase.

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