WASHINGTON — Employers added an anemic 18,000 total jobs in June, as the unemployment rate edged up to 9.2%, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Payrolls for May and April were revised down by 44,000. May payrolls were revised to a 25,000 increase from the paltry 54,000 gain reported last month. April payrolls were revised to a 217,000 jump from the 232,000 increase that was initially reported.

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