Another strong jobs report. Here's why unemployment jumped

Ford trucks rolls of the line at a plan in Ohio

Also in June, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs increased by 211,000 to 3.1 million, and the number of reentrants to the labor force rose by 204,000 to 2.1 million. This suggests difficulties of finding qualified workers are hugely overstated.

Despite a relatively tight labour market, wage growth remains stuck in the 2 per cent range, with the annual gain of 2.7 per cent unchanged from May.

The US economy created a higher-than-expected 213,000 jobs last month, official figures show. It's too soon to tell what impact they'll have - hiring in manufacturing continues to be strong, with 36,000 jobs added in June - but what we do know is that they are creating uncertainty, Hamrick said.

Mara Fortin, who owns seven Nothing Bundt Cake stores in the San Diego area, said she raised pay last month to $13 an hour from $11.50.

In the first six months of this year, 215,000 new jobs were created on average, which is above their average monthly growth of 182,000 in the past year, when the U.S. economy managed to generate 2.173 million new jobs, reported the Labor Ministry.

Analysts have been puzzled by the consistency of the modest gain in wages irrespective of the growth. Even so, a steady pace of hiring and gradually rising wages, along with lower taxes, are helping underpin consumer spending and propelling a rebound in US growth.

China 'counterattack' expected after U.S. tariffs take effect
He added that for now, "He's called the bluff of other countries that have basically been abusing. our workers for a long time". The company said it had already moved some production to the U.S. and Mexico and would likely move more.

The monthly Labor Department report painted a less sanguine picture for workers' paychecks.

"The tariffs jumble things about what we should expect to see in the next few months", said Cathy Barrera, chief economist at ZipRecruiter, the online jobs marketplace. It had declined for three months in a row. This was more than the 190,000 forecast by economists.

The government's survey of households showed more Americans entered the labour force and most didn't immediately find work, explaining why the jobless rate increased.

Satyam Panday of S&P Global Ratings, says that considering the economic momentum, there are chances of steady labor force participation as well as a reduced unemployment rate come the second half of 2018. Nonetheless the EPOP for men is still 0.9 percentage points above its year-ago level, compared with 0.7 percentage points for women. With 93 straight months of job growth - a historical record - many employers have said they're feeling pressure to raise wages.

"He pointed to minutes from the June Federal Open Market Committee, which indicate that some business leaders' "'plans for capital spending had been scaled back or postponed, '" which will likely also affect hiring.

Nearly half of June's construction jobs increase (+13,000) occurred in the "heavy and civil engineering" category, +6,000.

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