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National Unemployment Rate Down in June

The unemployment rate for the United States saw a drop from 13.3% in May to 11.1% in June, as the nation added 4.8 million jobs during the month.  However, 1.4 million people filed for first time benefits last week and continued claims, which count people filing for at least two weeks in a row, increased slightly to 19.3 million.  The drop in rate and number of new jobs surpassed economic estimates for what June might have brought.