The labor market is still rolling along at a modest pace.
The US economy added 280,000 jobs in May according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment rate rose, however, to 5.5% from 5.4%.
Wages rose faster than expected, with wages up 0.3% over April and 2.3% over from May 2014.
The labor-force participation rate also ticked up to 62.9% from 62.8%.
May had 92,986,000 people not participating in the workforce with the civilian labor force itself rising by 397,000, reaching 157,469,000.
Of those participating in the workforce, 148,795,000 had a job and 8,674,000 were unemployed.