Friday, July 8, 2011

National (Un)Employment Changed Little in June

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released U.S. total nonfarm payroll employment numbers and the unemployment rate for June. The BLS reports that seasonally adjusted employment was essentially unchanged (+18,000 jobs) in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 9.2 percent. Most private-sector industries saw little change over the month, while government employment continued to trend down.
The number of unemployed persons (14.1 million) was also essentially unchanged over the month. The BLS news release indicates that among major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (9.1%), adult women (8.0%), and teens (24.5%) showed little or no change in June.

More details and additional information are available in the full BLS Employment Situation report.

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