Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- Anthony Scaramucci is forced out just 10 days after being named incoming White House communications director
- White House says Trump is fully confident in his Cabinet, apparently including Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions
- Trump swears in retired Gen. John F. Kelly as his new chief of staff
- The most notable firings and resignations in the Trump White House
With a strong rebound in job growth last month, the labor market is back on solid ground. But workers are still struggling to get the substantial wage gains they’ve been craving since the end of the recession, economists said.
Here are the highlights:
- The economy added 222,000 net new jobs, the Labor Department said — the best performance since February and well above analyst expectations.
- The unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4% from May’s 16-year low, but because more people joined the labor force.
- May’s job growth was revised up to 152,000, and April also was revised up, as part of a gain of 47,000 more total jobs for those two months than initially estimated.
- Hourly wages continued their steady but slow recent growth, increasing 4 cents to $26.25.
"Hiring is back to where it has been throughout much of the 8-year-old economic expansion,” said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at financial information website Bankrate.com.