Wall Street Journal (07/06/12) Jeffrey Sparshott
The U.S. added 80,000 jobs in June, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today, confirming that the labor market cooled off considerably in the second quarter. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast a gain of 100,000 in payrolls. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2%. Employment gains for May and April were basically unchanged. The number of new jobs created in May was revised up to 77,000 from an original estimate of 69,000, while April’s figure was revised down to 68,000 from 77,000.