Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June

Employment Situation Summary

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Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Employment rose in healthcare, social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Employment growth has averaged 180,000 per month thus far this year, in line with the average monthly gain of 187,000 in
2016. (See table B-1.)

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