June Unemployment Rate: Same Old Story

It has been a long time since I checked the United States Bureau of Labor website for unemployment figures, so I checked them out this afternoon.

The unemployment rate continues to spiral out of control, affecting working men and women and their families across the nation.

Non-farm payroll unemployment continued to decline in June, with 467,000 jobs lost.

The Bureau’s report shows that June’s unemployment figure was 9.5%. This is up 4.6% percentage points since the recession began in December 2007.

The 9.5% figure represents a total of 14.7 million unemployed men and women. The job loss was widespread in manufacturing, professional and business services and construction.

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