While April's job gains were revised lower by 6K to 282K, March's 203K print remained so.
For May, the average workweek is unchanged at 34.5 hours. Average hourly earnings gained $0.05 to $24.38, now up 2.1% Y/Y.
The labor force participation rate holds steady at 62.8% after a big drop in April. One year ago it stood at 63.4%. The employment-population ratio holds steady at 58.9%.
The broader U-6 unemployment rate fell to 12.2% from 12.3%. One year ago, it stood at 13.4%.
Industries: Manufacturing jobs fell 7K; Construction jobs added 5K; Retail added 34K; Temp Help added 23.3K; Health Care added 18.9K; Leisure and Hospitality added 53K.
Previously: Job gains of 217K, inline with estimates