--Payrolls Gain 288K; Unemployment Rate 6.1% (6.085% Unrounded)
WASHINGTON (MNI) - The blowout June jobs numbers were above expectations on
several levels despite weak construction, a tepid addition of temporary workers
and a big surge in voluntary part-timers.
Payroll jobs off the farm rose 288,000 in June and the unemployment rate
improved another 0.2 point down to 6.1% - 6.085% - part of the 1.4 point decline
in the past year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.
As strong as was the payrolls increase for June, after seasonal adjustment,
it is overshadowed by April, now pulled by revision above 300,000, part of the
29,000 added by revisions for both April and May.