US Unemployment Rate Climbs to 9.2 percent

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The unemployment rate in the United States increased to 9.2 percent in June.

Friday's report from the Labor Department showed that American employers added only 18,000 jobs in the month of June, the smallest increase in nine months and another indication that the U.S. economy is still struggling to recover from a deep recession.

The June unemployment rate was one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous month, and the highest since December of 2010.