June Jobs Report: 224,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Up A Smidge

A bilingual help wanted sign for Auto Zone, a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is posted outside the store in Canton, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The central Mississippi city has a growing Spanish-speaking population and some merchants are actively recruiting bilingual counter help. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 224,000 jobs were added in June, well exceeding analysts’ expectations.

The unemployment rate inched up from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent, but is still hovering around record lows, per the Washington Post. 

The report seems to be at least a temporary balm to forecasters’ fears that a lackluster May performance indicated an economic slowdown.

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