June 2012 Current Events: Business News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in business and science news for the month of June 2012.

  • U.S. Adds Fewest Jobs in a Year (June 1): Only 69,000 jobs are added in May, the fewest in a year. Also, the unemployment rate rises from April's 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent in May, the first increase in 11 months. The bad news also extends to the Dow Jones industrial average which fell 274 points and erased most of the 2012 gains.

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