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07/03/2021

Report shows job growth as businesses continue to search for workers


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7/3/2021 – In an encouraging burst of hiring, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months, according to a new report from the US Labor Department. The jobs report shows economic recovery is accelerating and broadening, said Julia Pollak, labor economist at ZipRecruiter, but adds that’s not the whole story. “The disappointing finding in this report is that labor force participation is still flat,” said Pollak. “That’s surprising because we’ve seen vaccinations accelerate, much of the economy re-open and many people had hoped, that would draw people back into the labor market.”

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