The June jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor is out, revealing the labor market added 372,000 new nonfarm jobs and far outpaced economists’ expectations of 272,000. As far as what industries are hiring now, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and healthcare were among the top sectors for job gains.
The number of unemployed persons decreased to 5.9 million, back down to what we saw in April 2022 yet still higher than February 2020’s total of 5.7 million. U.S. jobs data shows a 3.6% unemployment rate for the fourth month in a row.
With rising cases of COVID-19, the pandemic made a significant impact on metrics in the labor department jobs report:
Interestingly, slightly fewer employed persons teleworked (7.1% in June vs. 7.4% in May), possibly signaling an increase in return-to-work policies.
Overall, the U.S. employment situation is showing a strong job market amid record inflation and talks of recession, making Q3 2022 an interesting one to watch. Whether you’re looking for your next great hire or next great job, iHire is here to help.