2012-06-04 18:16:08

U.S. Hirings Lag as Official Unemployment Hits 8.2%

The ailing U.S. economy received more grim news on Friday with the release of figures showing just 69,000 jobs were added during May ? the fewest total in a year. The official unemployment rate also increased to 8.2 percent, up from 8.1 percent in April. Speaking in Minnesota, President Obama called on Republican lawmakers to approve funding for public sector jobs.

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