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US unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.6%

The US unemployment rate in Junehas remained unchanged at 7.6% as more than 195,000 jobs were added to the economy this month, latest official figures said today.

world Updated: Jul 05, 2013 21:59 IST

The US unemployment rate in Junehas remained unchanged at 7.6% as more than 195,000 jobs were added to the economy this month, latest official figures said on Friday.

"Non farm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6%. Over the prior 12 months, job gains averaged 182,000 per month," said Erica L Groshen, commissioner of Bureau of Labour Statistics.

"In June, employment increased in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial activities," Groshen said.

The number of unemployed persons remained steady at 11.8 million, while the number of part-time workers increased by 322,000, Groshen said.