Jobs Up by 187,000; Unemployment Rate Flat in July

Total nonfarm payroll employment was up by 187,000 in July, and the unemployment rate remained fairly flat at 3.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

U.S. Adds 339,000 Jobs in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said total nonfarm payroll employment was up by 339,000 in May, while the unemployment rate ticked up by 0.3 percentage point to 3.7%.

April Employment Beats Expectations

The U.S. economy added 253,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell again to match a 53-year low, beating analyst expectations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.