Jobless Rate Rises to 9.1 Pct. as Hiring Slows

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The unemployment rate for May rose to 9.1 percent as employers hired a meager 54,000 workers, the fewest new jobs created since September 2010.

Friday's Labor Department report is the latest evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing down. 

Economists cite high gas prices and the harm natural disasters in Japan have caused U.S. manufacturing as reasons for the slump.
Still, most analysts don't expect another recession.

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