Construction sector adds 6,000 jobs in June

Non-farm payrolls were up 288,000 in June, according to today's data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was above economists' expectations. The construction sector added 6,000 jobs. April and May job numbers were also revised upward. The unemployment rate in June decreased to 6.1%, the lowest since September 2008. However, the labor participation rate is still only 62.8%.

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