U.s. Added 69,000 Jobs In May; Jobless Rate At 8.2%

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The United States economy gained a net 69,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said, a dismal showing as the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent.

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    04/28/2016 - 10:15 am | View Link
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    02/4/2016 - 6:58 pm | View Website
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