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222,000 Jobs Added To U.S. Payrolls In June; Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4 Percent

The U.S. economy added jobs in health care, social assistance, financial activities and mining. But wage growth hasn't topped 4 percent since 2008.
Part of the gains in the U.S. job market last month came in health care, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Here, a nurse screens a patient in Emporia, Va. / PAUL J. RICHARDS / Getty Images

An estimated 222,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, according to the monthly employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday.

"The job gains were better than expected — most economists had predicted a gain of 180,000 jobs

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