Labor secretary says more Americans are entering workforce

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WASHINGTON  (Gray DC) -- Employers added 213,000 jobs in June according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A new report released on Friday also shows unemployment rose by .2% to 4% total.

Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said, "It rose because more people are choosing to re-enter the labor force, to come back."

The department's data shows 601,000 new people decided to actively look for a job in June, after not seeking a job previously. The department does not count people in the unemployment total unless they are actively seeking work.

Acosta said, "We have more than half a million Americans saying 'we want to work', and that is great news."



 
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