Jobs report shows modest improvement in employment

In this May 29, 2013 photo, job seeker Craig Cline of Lincolnwood, Ill., right, meets with Jeremy Skeeters, left, and Lindy Hammel, of Aflac Insurance Co. during a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Ill. The government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 7, 2013 (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


May jobs report

The American economy added 175,000 jobs in May, but the unemployment rate changed little, increasing to 7.6 percent.That's a rise of 0.1 percent from the month before, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report, released Friday.Here's what you need to know:How do we know about the employment situation?Three major reports on U.S. employment are released each month.Unemployment rate (from the Current Population Survey): Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau ask 60,000 households what …

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