Monday, June 7, 2010

U.S. employment increased in May

In the U.S., employment grew by 431,000 in May, reflecting the hiring of 411,000 temporary employees to work on Census 2010 ( Private-sector employment changed little (+41,000). Manufacturing, temporary help services, and mining added jobs, while construction employment declined.

The national unemployment rate edged down to 9.7 percent (from 9.9% in April).

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