SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: A "Now Hiring" sign for Nugget Markets is posted on the side of a Golden Gate Transit bus on July 07, 2021 in San Rafael, California. As the economy continues to reopen across the U.S., job openings edged up slightly in May to a record 9.21 million as businesses struggle to keep up with growing demand for goods and services. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers shrugged off high inflation and weakening growth to add 372,000 jobs in June, a surprisingly strong gain that will likely spur the Federal Reserve to keep sharply raising interest rates to cool the economy and slow price increases. The past year’s streak of robust hiring has been good for job seekers and has led to higher pay for many employees. But it has also helped fuel the highest inflation in four decades and heightened pressure on the Fed to further slow borrowing and spending. The unemployment rate remained at 3.6% for a fourth straight month, matching a near-50-year low that was reached before the pandemic struck in early 2020.