U.S. jobs report shows strong labor market

Report: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports payrolls rose by 372,000 workers last month

The new jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 372,000 in June, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%. Both numbers were better than economists had forecast ahead of the report.

The biggest gains occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and health care.

This news comes on the heels of another U.S. Department of Labor report showing that there 11.3 million unfilled jobs in May, or one open job for every two people looking for work.

Read the June jobs report here.
Read the May open jobs report here.