Worst US job data in a year signals stalling recovery

by Shaila Dewan

For a third year, the economic recovery in the United States is floundering, stoking fears of a global slowdown as the European crisis escalates. Last month, the nation’s employers added the fewest jobs in a year and the unemployment rate actually rose, the Labor Department reported Friday. May was not a fluke either. It was the third consecutive month of disappointing results.