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'Whistling Emoji': Economists React To The June Jobs Report On Twitter

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 850,000 jobs in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday

The unemployment rate went from 5.8% in May to 5.9% in June.


The sector seeing the most job growth continues to be leisure and hospitality, which added 343,000 jobs in June, most of which were in food and drinking places. 

Other industries seeing gains include education and retail trade. Retail trade added 67,000 jobs in June, meaning employment in the sector is down 303,000 jobs, or 1.9%, since February 2020.

Construction employment fell by 7,000 jobs in June. The industry now has 238,000 fewer jobs than it did in February 2020.

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