June Payrolls Report: +209,000, Lower Than Expected

June Payrolls Report checks in at +209,000 (expectations were 240,000)

Okay, so we can try to paint a little frown on Hazel’s face, although my artwork is no match for that downright creepy and disturbing perma-smile of hers.

Hazel frowns upon the June Payrolls number

You can click below to see the whole report from BLS:

June payrolls report from BLS

Somewhat easing Hazel’s anxiety about the headline number, the Good Ship Lollipop’s vast services sectors (including tag-along construction and government services) once again did the lifting. Although you wouldn’t know it by America’s clogged highways this week, Leisure & Hospitality actually came in subdued. But this week is July and the report’s data were harvested during the rainiest June I’ve ever seen (here in the northeast, at least).

June payrolls report

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