BLS Reports Little Change in Unemployment at 3.7%

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As we hit the halfway mark of 2019, one thing remains consistent: unemployment numbers continue to hover just below 4%.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released the June jobs report, which shows that the unemployment rate slightly increased from 3.6% in May to 3.7% this past month. In a press release, the BLS announced the newest data:

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June. Employment growth has averaged 172,000 per month thus far this year, compared with an average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018. In June, notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and…



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