Nonfarm jobs up 175,000 in May; construction sector little changed

06/6/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek · Bloomberg · Bloomberg

The country added 175,000 jobs in May to its nonfarm payrolls, compared to a downwardly revised 149,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose from 7.5% in April to 7.6% in May as more people participated in the job hunt. In Canada, 42,700 construction jobs were added during the month -- the most in almost 11 years. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the construction sector in the U.S. was little changed between April and May.

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