US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct

July 6, 2018 12:31 PM

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WASHINGTON – U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite a looming trade war with China.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent as more people began looking for work.

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