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Jobs Numbers May Indicate Slowing Economy

Employers added 75,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department reports. It was the smallest increase since October 2005. At the same time, the nation's unemployment rate dipped to 4.6 percent, its lowest reading since the summer of 2001.

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Jack Speer
Jack Speer is a newscaster at NPR in Washington, DC. In this role he reports, writes, edits, and produces live hourly updates which air during NPR programming.