July 2, 2010 8:41 AM

Mixed June jobs data point to a slow economic recovery

The phasing out of 225,000 temporary census workers left total U.S. payrolls down by 125,000 jobs in June, but the private sector expanded by 83,000 jobs and the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.5 percent, the lowest level since last July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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