Friday, July 8, 2016

U.S. Economy Adds 287K Jobs In June - Unemployment Under 5% For Nine Straight Months

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that the U.S. economy added 287,000 jobs in June.

The unemployment rate moved up .1 to 4.9%. The upward tick is actually good news as it means more people were actively looking for jobs.

These numbers show the unemployment rate has remained under 5% for nine months, the first such period in 8 years.

Last month was the 69th consecutive month of positive job growth - the longest continuous period of job growth in the U.S. in the country's history.


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