June’s job report saw a gain of 850,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Employment gains happened in leisure and hospitality, in public and private education, in professional and business services, and retail trade.
June’s unemployment rate rose to 5.9%, up slightly from 5.8% in May. The civilian labor force participation was 61.6%, unchanged from May.
The report found that average hourly earnings for employees on private, nonfarm payrolls rose by 10 cents to $30.40.