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US unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.6%

PTI Washington | Updated on March 12, 2018

The number of unemployed persons remained steady at 11.8 million, says Groshen.

The US unemployment rate in June has remained unchanged at 7.6 per cent as more than 1,95,000 jobs were added to the economy this month, latest official figures said today.

“Non farm payroll employment increased by 1,95,000 in June and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 per cent. Over the prior 12 months, job gains averaged 1,82,000 per month,” said Erica L Groshen, Commissioner of Bureau of Labour Statistics.

“In June, employment increased in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial activities,” Groshen said.

The number of unemployed persons remained steady at 11.8 million, while the number of part-time workers increased by 3,22,000, Groshen said.



Published on July 05, 2013

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