Economy Adds 209K Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate at 6.2 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 8/1/2014 07:29 am Updated 3 years ago The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.