US economy adds 49,000 jobs as Biden aims for further Covid relief

  • Unemployment rate at 6.3%, down from April high of 14.7%
  • Experts warn economic toll from virus is far from over

The US economy added back 49,000 jobs last month as coronavirus restrictions eased and fiscal stimulus from Washington goosed up the economy, the labor department announced Friday.

The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, down significantly from its pandemic high of 14.7% in April, but big problems remain.

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