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June Job Figures Weaker Than Expected

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June Job Figures Weaker Than Expected

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June Job Figures Weaker Than Expected

June Job Figures Weaker Than Expected

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American employers added 112,000 jobs to payrolls in June, well below the number predicted by the Bush administration. The overall U.S. unemployment rate remains at 5.6 percent. The new numbers raise questions about the strength of the U.S. economy — but some analysts caution not to read too much into a single month's data. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.