June jobs report: Hiring weak, unemployment unchanged
July 6th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
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June jobs report: Hiring weak, unemployment unchanged

New York (CNNMoney) - Hiring was lukewarm last month, with employers adding jobs but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.

The economy added 80,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday, barely an improvement from the 77,000 jobs added in May.

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  1. Gurgyl

    Great news. Obama12.
    PS: I told you economy is picking, What do you expect 2wars idiot created, trickle downs...

    July 6, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  2. DJ

    80,000 jobs created and yet unemployment is still 8.2, meaning though there were jobs created, there were also as many lost.

    July 6, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    Okay – my prediction was wrong – I guess it was wishful thinking – But the unemployment % still remained the same and more jobs were added compared to last year in June when only 18,000 jobs were created.

    Now watch the squabbling from the RIGHT – instead of feeling encouraged they will blame President Obama!! We haven't heard from R-Money all week and now he will leave his vacation front to make his PREPARED comments from someone else about the numbers – But first we will hear from PrieNUS, then the rest!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    July 6, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  4. Peace

    69,000 last time to now 80,000! It is not so bad. Slowly but sure we will reach our last destination.

    July 6, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  5. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    well more than in May but still not high enough so let the right wing attacks begin. It's all Obama's fault.

    July 6, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    We also lost 80,000 public sector jobs during the same period.

    July 6, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  7. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    Something is better than nothing.

    July 6, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  8. Chris Kelly

    Change the president now!!!!

    July 6, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    positive numbers good news

    July 6, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    "The economy needs at least 125,000 jobs added each month just to keep up with population growth."

    "Revisions from previous months also showed the economy gained 1,000 fewer jobs in April and May than originally thought."

    "Roughly 12.7 million Americans remain unemployed, and 41.9% of them have been so for six months or more."

    "Another 8.8 million out-of-work people were not even counted as unemployed, because they didn't look for a job in the last four weeks"
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    Heckuva job, Barry. One heckuva job.

    July 6, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  11. RealityBites

    Unemployment rate by race
    7.4 % White
    11 % Hispanic
    14.4% Black

    Job approval by race
    38% White
    65% Hispanic
    85% Black

    Isn't it ironic....

    July 6, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. Myviewis

    I keep saying it, Obama is in over his head and he has exhausted his on-the-job training. We have a president in the White House who had never ran a government office, a state or city, was a junior lawyer, part-time lecturer and community worker organizing people, not the working and government experience that is needed to face economy, jobs, security etc... involved in running a country.

    July 6, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  13. Larry L

    All we have for a product of three and a half years "work" from Republicans in the Senate is about 138 filibusters – even blocking their own ideas. The Tea Party radicals in the House have done nothing but play games – getting America's bond rating lowered and offering nothing but ridiculous abortion bills. They have together worked to prevent recovery from the recession their party started.

    July 6, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  14. Sniffit

    "If it looks like a tax (mandatory)
    and it walks like a tax (mandatory
    and it flys like a tax (mandatory)
    and it is mandatory? It most likly is a tax"
    ===

    And yet, unlike somethign that would be strictly construed as a tax, IT RAISES ZERO REVENUE IF PEOPLE INSURE THEMSELVES. Taxes are intended to raise revenue. The freeloader provisions in the ACA do not do so if they work at incentivizing people to actually go insure themselves. Pretending that distinction doesn't exist and wasn't part of Verilli's oral argument before the court is dishonest.

    July 6, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  15. usagoblue

    80,000 + added to the over 4 million jobs for 27 straight monts compaired to the 800,000 a month loss by the Bush administration? Heck yeah, pin it on Obama and the Dems! The repubs sure arn't doing anything.

    July 6, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  16. Four and The Door

    vic , nashville ,tn
    positive numbers good news
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    I will agree with you about the good news part ( for Republican chances of a sweep in November ), but at only 80,000 jobs created a month, you do realize that the unemployment level will increase, right? This is not good economic news. For an economy with 155,000,000 employed workers, this is a very small number. This is not good news for the 12.7 million unemployed Americans looking for work. This is not good news for the "middle class".

    July 6, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  17. Fair is Fair

    "We also lost 80,000 public sector jobs during the same period."
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    Wow, Rudy... where did you pull that out? The article said that 4,000 public sector jobs were lost, not 80,000. Trying to polish a sneaker?

    July 6, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    RealityBites

    Unemployment rate by race
    7.4 % White
    11 % Hispanic
    14.4% Black

    Job approval by race
    38% White
    65% Hispanic
    85% Black

    Isn't it ironic....
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    GOP "concern for" by race

    White: 100%
    Hispanic 10%
    Black 10%

    ain't it true

    July 6, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |