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Unemployment Rate Highest in Nine Years

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Unemployment Rate Highest in Nine Years

Unemployment Rate Highest in Nine Years

Unemployment Rate Highest in Nine Years

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The U.S. unemployment rate reached 6.1 percent in May, the highest rate since 1994. The manufacturing sector lost more than 17,000 jobs, but analysts say the overall jobs report is better than expected. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.