The US economy added 217,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.3%, a five-and-a-half year low.
With last month’s job growth, the US has finally recovered all of the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. (That’s without adjusting for population growth; economists estimate there are about 7 million more working-age Americans today than there were at the previous employment peak in January 2008.)
Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:
Here’s what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month: