US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% , still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.

The government said Friday that the economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, driving unemployment down from 14.7% in April.