Nonfarm payroll employment increased modestly in June, with 80,000 new jobsreported Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; however, itwasn't enough to lower the unemployment rate, which remained unchanged at 8.2%.

In June, the number of long-term unemployed, those jobless for 27 weeks ormore, was essentially unchanged at 5.4 million. These individualsaccounted for 41.9% of the unemployed.

The number of persons employed part time for economicreasons, sometimes referred to as involuntarypart-time workers because their hours had been cut back or becausethey were unable to find a full-time job was essentially unchangedat 8.2 million.

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