The economy is growing as President Trump places a new round of tariffs on our trading partners. If this move will affect the unemployment rate moving forward is yet to be seen.
WASHINGTON—The unemployment rate fell to an 18-year low in May and employers steadily added jobs, signs of enduring strength for the labor market.
U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 223,000 in May, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8%, matching April 2000 as the lowest reading since 1969.
Wages in May improved modestly, growing 2.7% from a year earlier.
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected 190,000 new jobs and a 3.9% unemployment rate.