Steady Job Growth, Increased Wages and More: 5 Numbers From the June Jobs Report

The economy added 850,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning, and the unemployment rate was 5.9%, little changed from 5.8% in May. This is a good news, and this increasingly strong job growth shows that we’re moving in the right direction. Even the slight increase in the unemployment rate is a promising sign – it indicates people are looking for work again after the pandemic. Here are five numbers that help explain the current state of the American job market: Click to read