US gains 222000 jobs in June; unemployment 4.4%

July 9, 2017

Trump’s celebration of the jobs numbers will probably also include a mention of this line from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly report: “In June, mining employment grew by 8,000”. That’s the average monthly change in thousands – showing that the year-to-date average so far in 2017 has been a gain of about 180 jobs a month.