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Unemployment rate on the rise

BOISE, ID (KTVB/CNN) - New government numbers released Friday shows the U.S. job market is growing in slow motion.

The economy gained just 18,000 jobs in June, making it the weakest month since September.

That's even worse than May, when a paltry 25,000 jobs were added.

The U.S. economy needs a monthly gain of about 150,000 jobs just to keep up with population growth.

Adding to the misery, the government also revised unemployment numbers for April and May.

The unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent from April to 9.2 percent in May.

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