The U.S. added 138,000 jobs in May, furthering indicating that the country is approaching the tightest labor market seen in years. The unemployment rate edged down to 4.3%, the lowest level seen since May 2001.
The pace of hiring picked up again in April after an initially slow start earlier this spring. Unemployment dipped to 4.4%, the lowest level in almost a decade. If the rate drops again it will match a historic 16-year-low.
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The February 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report indicated that the country created 27,000 new healthcare jobs in February. Ambulatory care and hospital jobs increased by 64 percent and 50 percent, respectively, from January to February, while the unemployment rate remained steady across the two months.