June’s job report saw a gain of 213,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. There was an increase in professional and business services, manufacturing and health care. Retail trade lost jobs.
Over the past three months, job gains have averaged 211,000 per month.
June’s unemployment rate rose to 4.0%. The civilian labor force participation increased slightly to 62.9%, up from 62.7% in May.
The report found that in June, average hourly earnings for employees on private, nonfarm payrolls rose by 5 cents to $26.98. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.7%.