U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much


If you're thinking the labor market feels lousy, just released data from the federal government will bolster your suspicions.

The Labor Department said Friday that data from the nation's employers showed that they added only 69,000 jobs in May, far fewer than the 150,000 that analysts had expected, while a separate survey showed the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of percent to 8.2 percent.