U.S. Payrolls Gain 38,000 as Jobless Rate Falls to 4.7%: Chart

Deep Dive Into the Disappointing U.S. Jobs Report

Employers added only 38,000 workers last month, the fewest number in almost six years, while the jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The payrolls data, a final picture of hiring before the Federal Reserve’s June 15 decision on interest rates, was less than the most pessimistic forecast in a Bloomberg survey.

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