Business Unemployment Rate Dips in July Unemployment Rate Dips in July Only Available in Archive Formats. Real Media Windows Facebook Twitter Google+ Email August 1, 200312:00 AM ET Jim Zarroli Facebook Twitter The U.S. jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent in July. But businesses cut more than 44,000 jobs from payrolls, surprising analysts. About 1.9 million people were considered unemployed in July. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.