U.S. added 850,000 jobs in June, feds

The economy adding the jobs is another sign the U.S. is recovery from the rough 16-month, continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The U.S. economy added 850,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.

Analysts predicted roughly 700,000 non-farm jobs would be added. The report follows the underwhelming May report in which 559,000 jobs were added. 

The department also reported the June unemployment rate was 5.9%.

President Biden is scheduled to talk about the report later in the day.