LPH June Jobs Report: Now 6.1% Unemployment Rate Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report on July 3rd. In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million, respectively. The report also suggested that the number of people working part time because they can't find full-time work rose and the share of population either not working or looking for work remains around 30-year lows.