June 7, 2013 8:42 PM

Job market slowly improves, but it remains tough for young adults

U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, a better net gain than expected. And although the jobless rate ticked up to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent, that was because more people joined the labor force, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. But not enough of the new jobs are going to young adults. In the 20-24 age group, the jobless rate was 13.2 percent — floating about where it’s been stuck for more than a year.

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