WASHINGTON — Non-farm payroll employment rose 69,000 in May and the unemployment rate increased to 8.2%, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The increase in May non-farm payroll employment was the result of gains in health care, transportation, and warehousing and wholesale trade. Gains were partially offset by job losses in construction. Employment in most other industries was largely unchanged.

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