UPDATED 9:13 AM PT — Fri. June 1, 2018
The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in May as it continues to extend its hiring streak.
The Labor Department released its results Friday, which also say wage growth increased slightly to 2.7-percent.
Unemployment fell to 3.8-percent, which is the lowest rate since 2000. It could potentially fall even lower.
The health care industry added about 32,000 jobs in May, while manufacturing and construction industries were also big contributors.
Just before the results were released, the president tweeted and said he was looking forward to the employment numbers.