Employment in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing and government, showed little or no change in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Overall, total nonfarm payroll employment grew 287,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose 0.2 percent to 4.9 percent.
Employment in mining continued to trend down in June (-6,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, mining has lost 211,000 jobs.
The number of persons unemployed less than five weeks increased by 211,000 in June, following a decrease in the prior month. At 2 million, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) changed little in June and accounted for 25.8 percent of the unemployed.
In June, 1.8 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, about unchanged from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the four weeks preceding the survey.