Unemployment Rate Stays At 8.2%; 80,000 Jobs Added
Cuts in the public sector are what keep things from moving forward faster.
The new figures were a marginal improvement over May’s dismal job-creation numbers, which were revised up to 77,000 from the initial report of 69,000. But June’s figures fell below economists’ projections of about 100,000 net new jobs.
The private sector created 84,000 jobs in June, but the total was brought down by continued cuts in government workforces, which lost 4,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported.