According to U.S. Bureau of Labor, non-farm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in June. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
Leading the job increase in June was professional/business sector at 67,000 additional jobs. Following that sector was retail trade at 40,000, food services and drinks at 33,000 and healthcare added 21,000 jobs.
The current economic data reveals June is the 5th consecutive month of 200,000 or more job increase. A milestone not achieved since January 2000.
The average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payroll rose by 6 cents in June.
Persons neither working or looking for work stands at 2 million, down by 554,000 from June of last year.
Unemployment rate of 6.1 percent is lowest in 6 years.
It is possible if GOP/TEA Party abandons game plan of attacking President Obama and focus on a robust economy, numbers could be even better. After failing miserably at rebranding, GOP atempts to steer public's attention from nonproductive legislating to negative attention towards the president.
These methods have zero effect on positive economic growth for the American people. But futile attempts to sue the president or continuous release of erroneous polls of President's favorability and Obamacare are published to boost supporters.
With no record of production, attacking the president appear to stand out as the best GOP can do.
Even the lower unemployment rate is dismissed as unsatisfactory from the very ones who helped cause the economic decline.
Economists had stated if this current job/employment data release was positive, it would indicate the economy is truly turning the tide for the better for the next several quarters, if not years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data stating the U.S. private sector has added 9.7 million jobs over 52 straight months. This is the longest positive job addition streak since 1939. President Obama says there is much more that can be accomplished.