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Solid payrolls gains continue in May

217,000 jobs added last month in broad-based advance; unemployment unchanged at 6.3%

Washington EMPLOYERS added 217,000 jobs in May to push US payrolls past their pre-recession peak and the jobless rate held at an almost six-year low as the economy gained traction. The advance was broad-based and followed a 282,000 gain in April, figures from the Labour Department showed