4 Jun 2016

US job creation slows

1:56 pm on 4 June 2016

Official figures show that the creation of new jobs in the United States slowed drastically last month.

Employers added just 38,000 posts during May - the lowest figure in nearly six years.

At the same time, the unemployment rate fell from five percent to four-point-seven percent - the lowest figure since November 2007.