US economy added 280,000 jobs in May, beating analysts' expectations
June 6 , 2015
The US economy has added 280,000 jobs last month, according to the labor department, beating analysts’ expectations.
Though unemployment was up from 5.4% to 5.5% in May according to another survey, the reason for this was that more people were searching for jobs.
Meanwhile, average earnings increased by 0.3% from the previous month, to touch $24.96 an hour.
Job gains have been reported in sectors such as professional and business services, health care, and leisure and hospitality, the labor department said.