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May sees 280,000 new jobs

by Zoë Wolff

In May, the unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged at 5.5 percent for the fourth consecutive month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After a strong start to the year, with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, it has held steady between 5.4 percent and 5.5 percent in February, March and April.

Total nonfarm payroll jobs increased by

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