WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 54,000 jobs in May, with 83,000 private workers being hired, the smallest private-sector growth in 11 months, while the unemployment rate increased to 9.1%, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Payrolls for April and March were revised lower by 39,000 jobs. April payrolls were reduced to a gain of 232,000 from the 244,000 increase reported last month. March payrolls were revised to a 194,000 jump from a previously reported 221,000 rise.

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