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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/02/2023 10:24 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/02/2023 10:24 AM
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339,000 Jobs Gain in May as Labor Market Remains Strong

Washington, DC....Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 in May, and the unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage point to 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, government, health care, construction, transportation and warehousing, and social assistance.

This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household survey
measures labor force status, including unemployment, by demographic characteristics.
The establishment survey measures nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings by industry.
For more information about the concepts and statistical methodology used in these two
surveys, see the Technical Note.

Household Survey Data

The unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage point to 3.7 percent in May, and
the number of unemployed persons rose by 440,000 to 6.1 million. The unemployment
rate has ranged from 3.4 percent to 3.7 percent since March 2022. (See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women (3.3 percent)
and Blacks (5.6 percent) rose in May. The jobless rates for adult men (3.5 percent),
teenagers (10.3 percent), Whites (3.3 percent), Asians (2.9 percent), and Hispanics
(4.0 percent) showed little change over the month. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

The number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs increased by
318,000 to 3.0 million in May, offsetting a decrease in the previous month.
(See table A-11.)

In May, the number of persons jobless less than 5 weeks edged up by 217,000 to
2.1 million, partially offsetting a decrease in the prior month. The number of
persons jobless 15 to 26 weeks increased by 179,000 to 858,000 in May. The number
of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially
unchanged at 1.2 million and accounted for 19.8 percent of the total unemployed.
(See table A-12.)

The labor force participation rate held at 62.6 percent in May, and the
employment-population ratio, at 60.3 percent, was little changed.
(See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons, at 3.7 million,
changed little in May. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time
employment, were working part time because their hours had been reduced or they
were unable to find full-time jobs. (See table A-8.)

The number of persons not in the labor force who currently want a job was 5.5
million in May, little different from the prior month. These individuals were
not counted as unemployed because they were not actively looking for work
during the 4 weeks preceding the survey or were unavailable to take a job.
(See table A-1.)

Among those not in the labor force who wanted a job, the number of persons
marginally attached to the labor force was little changed at 1.5 million in
May. These individuals wanted and were available for work and had looked for
a job sometime in the prior 12 months but had not looked for work in the 4
weeks preceding the survey. The number of discouraged workers, a subset of
the marginally attached who believed that no jobs were available for them,
was little changed over the month at 422,000. (See Summary table A.)

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 in May, in line with
the average monthly gain of 341,000 over the prior 12 months. In May, job
gains occurred in professional and business services, government, health
care, construction, transportation and warehousing, and social assistance.
(See table B-1.)

In May, professional and business services added 64,000 jobs, following an
increase of similar size in April. Employment growth continued in
professional, scientific, and technical services, which added 43,000 jobs
in May.

Government employment increased by 56,000 in May, compared with the average
monthly gain of 42,000 over the prior 12 months. Employment in government
is below its pre-pandemic February 2020 level by 209,000, or 0.9 percent.

Health care added 52,000 jobs in May, similar to the average monthly gain
of 50,000 over the prior 12 months. In May, job growth occurred in
ambulatory health care services (+24,000), hospitals (+20,000), and
nursing and residential care facilities (+9,000).

Employment in leisure and hospitality continued to trend up in May
(+48,000), largely in food services and drinking places (+33,000).
Leisure and hospitality had added an average of 77,000 jobs per month
over the prior 12 months. Employment in this industry remains below its
February 2020 level by 349,000, or 2.1 percent.

In May, construction added 25,000 jobs, including 11,000 jobs in heavy and
civil engineering construction. Over the prior 12 months, construction had
added an average of 17,000 jobs per month.

Employment in transportation and warehousing increased by 24,000 in May.
Transit and ground passenger transportation added 12,000 jobs, offsetting
a decrease in the prior month. In May, employment also increased in couriers
and messengers (+8,000) and air transportation (+3,000). Employment in
transportation and warehousing has shown no clear trend in recent months.

In May, employment in social assistance rose by 22,000, in line with the
average monthly gain of 23,000 over the prior 12 months. Over the month,
individual and family services added 17,000 jobs.

Employment was little changed over the month in other major industries,
including mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction; manufacturing;
wholesale trade; retail trade; information; financial activities; and other

In May, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls
rose by 11 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $33.44. Over the past 12 months, average
hourly earnings have increased by 4.3 percent. In May, average hourly earnings
of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 13 cents, or
0.5 percent, to $28.75. (See tables B-3 and B-8.)

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls edged down
by 0.1 hour to 34.3 hours in May. In manufacturing, the average workweek was
unchanged at 40.1 hours, and overtime edged up by 0.1 hour to 3.0 hours. The
average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm
payrolls remained at 33.8 hours. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised up by 52,000,
from +165,000 to +217,000, and the change for April was revised up by 41,000, from
+253,000 to +294,000. With these revisions, employment in March and April combined
is 93,000 higher than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional
reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published
estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.)

The Employment Situation for June is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 7,
2023, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-06-02 10:38:51   By: Anonymous
Good news!

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    Posted on: 2023-06-02 10:41:47   By: Anonymous
    Is the good news Biden and the rest of the demoncrats pulled their heads out of their asses and actually doing something good for this nation for once??

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      Posted on: 2023-06-02 10:42:45   By: Anonymous

      🖕🏿Fuk Biden & The Rest Of The Brainwashed Snowflake ❄️ Waste of human lives Libtards🖕🏿

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        Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:38:37   By: Anonymous
        Cool. Cool. Just in case you were wondering what's wrong with America, it's helpful for you to know it's you. We all know that.. it just seems to be something you need to hear.

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          Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:45:02   By: Anonymous
          ^Wrong again Libtard! It’s you all with the open borders and food shortages and most expensive gas and for voting for Biden who can’t even walk across the Air Force graduation stage without falling down.

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            Posted on: 2023-06-02 14:24:34   By: Anonymous
            Gas Prices? Dude... $4.05. I just filled up. Cheaper than when Trump was our POS POTUS. Move on, man. Sad you're hanging on to the past.

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              Posted on: 2023-06-02 14:31:43   By: Anonymous
              If trump is convicted of espionage, should he be executed?

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                Posted on: 2023-06-02 15:43:41   By: Anonymous
                Of course, the traitor. Convict him, then stand him up against the wall and shoot him. You know.... like Make America Great Again. Like the good 'ol days.

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                  Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:48:31   By: Anonymous
                  ^More Proof that the demoncrats who on tv claim to be for the people by the people are full of 💩

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                Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:10:57   By: Anonymous
                To answer your question, I hope he dies TODAY!!! From a ruptured aorta inside a Iowa McDonalds while in the process of eating 3 hamburders.

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                  Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:45:45   By: Anonymous
                  ^All Libtards are wastes of life!

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                Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:47:17   By: Anonymous
                The only one getting convicted is the Biden Family Crime Syndicate! HAHAHAHAHA

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              Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:40:45   By: Anonymous
              4.05 cheaper then when trump was president 🤣🤣🤣🤣

              Go back under your rock troll! Your demoncratic lies and hate propaganda isn’t wanted here Libtard!

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              Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:49:05   By: Anonymous
              ^🖕🏿Fuk Biden & All The Brainwashed Snowflake ❄️ Closet Homosexual Wastes of Life Libtards🖕🏿

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      Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:34:09   By: Anonymous
      Typical Reps. Can't even give the winning team a (W) unless it's them. Kinda sad, really.

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        Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:45:55   By: Anonymous
        ^Typical Demoncrats! Spreading their lies and hate propaganda everywhere they slither too.

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          Posted on: 2023-06-02 15:55:01   By: Anonymous
          Go Joe. The best labor numbers ever.
          Anyone "blaming" Joe for the sinking oil price???
          Lets hear it , repeat after me... Joe is the best president ....

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            Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:38:24   By: Anonymous
            Joe is the best president 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Only in your sick little feeble mind Libtard!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-06-02 11:21:05   By: Anonymous
tRump would be a lot worse than Biden!

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    Posted on: 2023-06-02 11:44:27   By: Anonymous
    I guess you didn’t need that extra money in your retirement account

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      Posted on: 2023-06-02 11:47:35   By: Anonymous
      The fastest recovery after the pandemic. The United States. Thanks to President Biden. Try talking your head out of your news max ass

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        Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:49:40   By: Anonymous
        ^Even More Demoncratic lies and hate propaganda

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          Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:12:32   By: Anonymous
          ^No Moron, just plain, straight facts. The truth hurts, doesn't it Bozo?

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            Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:44:03   By: Anonymous
            ^What the fuk does the demoncrats know about facts? They actually believe there are 100,000,000 of genders out there and they can’t even figure out what bathroom to use.

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            Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:55:27   By: Anonymous

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              Posted on: 2023-06-03 08:37:25   By: Anonymous
              ^You are the biggest waste of life Libtard! Feel free to go Fuk yourself with a cactus 🌵 🖕🏿Fuk You🖕🏿

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      Posted on: 2023-06-02 12:39:15   By: Anonymous
      Trump is why we have to raise the debt ceiling. How does that help?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-06-03 07:50:09   By: Anonymous



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