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'This Is Going To Get Harder': Economists React To June Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 4.8 million jobs in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

The unemployment rate declined to 11.1%.

"These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it," the Bureau of Labor Statistics wrote in its report.


Leisure and hospitality accounted for about 40% of the increase, adding 2.1 million jobs in June after adding 1.4 million in May. The industry has lost 4.8 million jobs since February.

Construction employment grew by 158,000 jobs for the month, but the industry has lost 472,000 jobs since February.

Retail trade added 740,000 jobs in June, including 202,000 jobs added in clothing and clothing accessories stores. Manufacturing employment grew by 356,000 jobs, more than half of which came from motor vehicles and parts.

Here's how economists and others reacted to the jobs report on Twitter.