U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In June, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.1%

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U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In June, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.1%The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, as the unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. More from the AP: WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008. It was the fifth straight monthly job gain above 200,000 - the best such stretch since the late 1990s tech boom. Over the past 12 months, the economy has added nearly 2.5 million jobs - 208,000 a month, the fastest year-over-year pace since May


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