"But it doesn't allow for robust employment growth because that's an up that's swinging against the down".
In addition to this, Bureau of Labor Statistics revised upward their April payroll numbers by 33,000 jobs, from 174,000 to 207,000.
The economy lost 400,000 jobs during the first five months of Bush's tenure, in 2001, but the country was falling into a recession then.
The downside of the expanding pool of workers is that it puts less pressure on employers to raise pay. Average hourly earnings, which currency traders monitor closely, increased 0.2 per cent in June, short of the 0.3 per cent expected.
Have your wages grown this year? Wage growth disappointed yet again. Inflation has remained persistently low since the recession ended - lower even than the Fed's 2 percent target rate, which it regards as consistent with a healthy economy.
For the third straight month, the number of legal jobs has increased. A typical American in the 25-to-34 age range earned $34,800 in 2016, according to the Census Bureau. But there still may be some room for improvement among working age adults.
Asking for a raise is never easy. As more workers begin looking for jobs, that can push the unemployment rate higher.
The economy's durability appears to be benefiting more people. Americans perceive jobs as plentiful, Conference Board surveys show.
Further job gains are likely in construction.
The pace of job gains remains relatively strong, almost seven years into the current economic expansion.
And auto sales are slowing from last year's record pace, causing some automakers to cut jobs. Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM, told CNN. It seems that employers in June went back to a mildly optimistic outlook, and so did workers re-entering the market, but both are still waiting for the new administration and Congress to deliver on their economic agenda.
Economists say when hiring steps up, employers usually have to raise wages to attract and retain the best workers.Many companies complain they cannot get all the technically-skilled workers they need.But so far, overall wages have grown little. The legal services industry employed 1,130,800 people in June, compared with 1,128,800 in May, according to seasonally-adjusted BLS jobs data. A broad measure of unemployment, which includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they can not find full-time employment, rose to 8.6 per cent last month from 8.4 per cent in May, which was the lowest since November 2007. You might see the U-3 unemployment figure tick up a little bit when this happens, since those seeking to re-enter the workforce count as unemployed.
The improving job market is attracting people off the sidelines and into the labour force. Meanwhile last month's earnings estimate was also downgraded to 0.1 percent.
Health care employment added 37,000 jobs in June and has added an average of 24,000 jobs per month in the first half of 2017.
"It just takes time", Zandi said.
Economists say labor market buoyancy could also encourage the USA central bank to announce plans to start reducing its $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities in September.
Are you surprised that the industry has added jobs when there have been so many layoffs in the past few months?
He cautioned that "one month does not make a trend", a point echoed by other economists.
But many workers may not believe it until they see it.