The unemployment rate dropped for the first time in three months, inching down from 6.1 percent to 6 percent.
The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 6.4 percent in June, up from May's 6.1 percent, the government reported Thursday.
The U.S. economy generated new jobs in January at the fastest rate in more than two years, while the unemployment rate tumbled to a four-month low of 5.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
Unemployment rose to 6 percent in April, the highest since August 1994, as the U.S. workforce still appears to be feeling the effects of last year's recession.
Unemployment rates again rose sharply to 5.7 percent, its highest mark in six years. Nearly 331,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time in November, the Labor Department announced Friday.
The nation's unemployment rate jumped half a percentage point in October to post a 5-year high of 5.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
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