U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in June as unemployment rose to 4 percent

Heather Long

Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 9.29.45 AMThe U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday, as the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent.

The small increase in unemployment — up from 3.8 percent in May — appears a result of Americans who’d given up on finding employment now looking for jobs once again, according to the Labor Department figures released Friday. With job openings at record highs, many of those workers are likely to find employment soon, and many experts still predict the unemployment rate will fall further by the end of the year to the lowest level since 1969.

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