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June 1, 2012

May Employment Situation News Release

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May payroll employment changes little (+69,000); jobless rate essentially unchanged (8.2%)


Nonfarm payroll employment changed little in May (+69,000), and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.2 percent. Employment increased in health care, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale trade but declined in construction.

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