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'Oof': Economists React To May Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 75,000 jobs in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, marking the country's 104th straight month of employment gains. 

The unemployment rate held at 3.6%.


The construction industry added 4,000 jobs in May following an increase of 30,000 in April. The industry has added 215,000 jobs in the past 12 months. The manufacturing industry gained 3,000 jobs in May, while the retail industry lost 8,000 jobs.

March and April employment numbers were revised down in May's report, making combined gains for these months 75,000 less than previously reported. Following these revisions, job gains for the last three months have averaged 151,000 per month.

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