Nonfarm payroll employment for the country continued to edge up in June (+80,000), but the
unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2%.
In June, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 6 cents to $23.50. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 2%. In June, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 5 cents to $19.74.
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