Posted on July 19, 2017July 7, 2017: 12:02 PM ET
U.S. economy gains a strong 222,000 jobs in June
by Patrick Gillespie @CNNMoney
America's strong job market just got a little better.
The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, much more than economists were expecting, the Labor Department said Friday.
It's welcome news after the prior two jobs reports had hinted at a possible slowdown in job growth.
The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4%, hovering just above its lowest level since 2001.