US unemployment rate fell to 6.1% in June from 6.3% in May as total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 288,000; job gains widespread, led by professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , July 3, 2014 (press release) – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care.

In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million, respectively.

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