Nation's Jobless Rate Jumps to 6.4 Percent

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The U.S. unemployment rate hits its highest level in more than nine years, rising from 6.1 percent in May to 6.4 percent in June. Businesses cut 30,000 jobs from their payrolls, while the manufacturing industry lost about 56,000 jobs. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.

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