U.S. employers added 217,000 non-farm jobs in May, and the overall economy surpassed its pre-recession employment peak, recovering the estimated 8.7 million jobs lost during the two-year downturn, according to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. Unemployment remained steady at 6.3 percent, a decline of 1.2 percentage points over the past year. Food services and drinking places were among the top industries showing job growth in May, along with professional ...

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