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Most New Jobs Are Census Workers

Washington, DC – The U.S. gained 431,000 jobs in May, but 411,000 were temporary census workers.

The statistics were released by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent in May from 9.9 percent in April due to the spike in government jobs.

In May, the number of long-term unemployed (27 weeks and over) was unchanged at 6.8 million.

California’s May unemployment rate will be released later this month.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.