The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as employers added a disappointing 80,000 jobs.
The job gain was up slightly from May, which has been revised upward from 69,000 to 77,000 since its original release.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was steady at 5.4 million, and accounted for 41.9 percent of the unemployed.
Employment increased in manufacturing, health care and wholesale trade, but showed little to no change in mining and logging, construction, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, leisure and hospitality, and government.
Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs in June, including 25,000 in temporary help services, contributing to an overall growth of 1.5 million jobs since a recent low point in September 2009.
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