June Jobs - 288K Added,Unemployment Falls

By CNN

Published 07/03 2014 11:11AM

Updated 07/03 2014 11:13AM

July 4th isn't until tomorrow but job seekers may have something to celebrate today.

The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor shows the US economy added 288,000 jobs in June.

June marks the fifth straight month employers have added 200,000 jobs.

The last time that happened was in 1999.

The report also showed a slight drop in unemployment, down from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent in May.

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