Hiring robust, jobless rate drops to 6.1%

June job gain put at 288,000

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:43 a.m.

In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. The Labor Department releases employment data for June on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

U.S. employers accelerated their hiring in June, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

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