This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor released the highly anticipated job growth rate for June. Much to the nation’s dismay, the report left much to be desired; only 18,000 jobs were said to be added this past month. As a result, the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May. Of the 14.1 million unemployed in June, 6.3 million have been so for at least six months. On a more positive note, the country’s top 25 retailers saw a 6.5 percent jump in sales during June in stores open for at least a year. Many believe this spending will stimulate the economy enough to turn the jobless rate around soon.
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It is also important to be aware of the industries that have seen the most growth; professional and technical services, healthcare, as well as leisure and hospitality all increased their hiring substantially in June. All is not lost on the job frontier! OneWire is here to help both jobseekers and employers find what they are looking for .
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