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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Situation - May 2021

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, released June 4, 2021...

Payroll employment rises by 99,000 in May; unemployment rate declines to 5.8%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 559,000 in May, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in public and private education, and in health care and social assistance.

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