Part of the gains in the U.S. job market last month came in health care, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Here, a nurse screens a patient in Emporia, Va.
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Both the national unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed people, at 7.1 million, saw only incremental changes in April.
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A Job News USA employee directs job seekers to a career fair at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on May 18. New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the number of workers who would like to work full-time but can find only part-time work increased by nearly half a million last month.
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A customer pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Average hourly earnings fell by 3 cents last month, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
A shopper walks past a store with a "Help Wanted" sign last month in New York. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 9-cent rise in the average hourly earning rate for October.
Scott Fast, of Cradle to Career Colorado, talks with Englewood High School students Nick Spence (left) and Russell Windholz during a job readiness seminar hosted by The United Way and America's Promise Alliance in Denver on Thursday.
Jessica Pimentel fills out an application during a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The latest employment numbers indicate a slowdown in job growth, but many economists are skeptical that the economy is weakening.