U.S. payrolls rise 223,000 as jobless rate matches historic low

U.S. PAYROLLS increased 223,000 in May. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
U.S. PAYROLLS increased 223,000 in May. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT
NEW YORK - United States hiring rose more than forecast in May, wages picked up and the unemployment rate matched the lowest in almost five decades, indicating the strong labor market will keep powering economic growth. U.S. Payrolls following a revised 159,000 gain, Labor Department figures showed Friday. The median estimate of analysts surveyed by…

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