The report from the Labor Department, which showed the economy added just 54,000 jobs in May, was not a surprise as much as another disappointment. Investors had been digesting weak signals about the economy in recent days, with gloomy reports on jobs, manufacturing and auto sales that helped to send stocks down by more than 2 percent this week to their biggest declines in percentage terms since last August.
The Labor Department report also showed that the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent from 9 percent in April. Nonfarm payrolls had climbed by 232,000 jobs in April. May’s number was well below the 165,000 forecast by analysts in a Bloomberg survey. BLS Alternative measures of labor underutilization
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