Friday, June 06, 2008

US Unemployment Rises

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that unemployment rose from 5% to 5.5% during the month of May. According to a press release, "employment continued to fall in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and temporary help services, while health care continued to add jobs." About 7.7 million of the employed held more than one job, about the same rate as in previous months.

For additional information, check the guides pages for Labor Statistics and Labor and Employment.

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