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Today's Employment Situation Report indicated that in May, net non-farm payrolls increased by 175,000 jobs overall. The private non-farm payrolls sub-component added 178,000 jobs, while the civilian unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.6% over the same period. Net private sector jobs increased 0.16% since last month, climbing 1.95% above the level seen a year ago. But they remained 1.62% below the peak level of employment seen in December 2007.

Source: Envisioning Employment: Employment Situation, May 2013