80,000 Jobs Created In June, Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy created 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate remain unchanged at 8.2 percent. Analysts had expected 90,000 jobs. The private sector created 84,000 jobs, while the public sector continued to shrink. The number of jobs created in April was revised down to 68,000, while May’s was revised up to 77,000. The wider U-6 measure of underemployment increased slightly to 14.9 percent.