US Job Market Hangs Tough this June

By Staffing Industry Analysts, Special for  USDR

A total of 287,000 jobs were added to the US economy in June, according to seasonally adjusted data released last Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it the best month since October 2015 and outpacing  consensus.

The sectors leading jobs growth this month were Leisure & Hospitality (+59,000) and Healthcare & Social Assistance (+58,400), along with Information (+44,000) which was driven in large part by the cessation of a worker strike at a large telecom provider. Year-on-year total employment rose 1.7%. Weakness in the Transportation & Warehousing (-9,400) and Natural Resources and Mining (-5,000) sectors, however, partially offset these gains, and Construction could only muster a flat performance following two months of  declines.