The nation's service economy was front and center as the U.S. chalked up its largest monthly addition to payrolls since last October, but the gains extended beyond restaurant and hotel work, with robust growth also found in the medical sector, among others.
Payroll jobs rebounded by 287,000 in June, well above consensus estimates. The latest data helped assuage worries about the labor market after disconcerting reports in April and May.
The private sector did the bulk of the hiring, accounting for 256,000 of the overall figure. That figure is lower when adjusted for the Verizon workers who returned after a six-week strike.
The Labor Department's tally includes gains of 38,000 jobs in professional/business services and 16,000 in financial services. Retail rose 30,000 and leisure and hospitality sectors gained 59,000 jobs.
Health care and social assistance added more than 58,000 jobs as hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities and child day care centers added workers.
Employment in state and local government jobs rose by 20,000, while jobs with the federal government climbed by 2,000.
"The breadth of payroll job growth in June was widespread in services industries but mixed in goods-producing industries," noted Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC.
Mining jobs declined by 6,000, bringing to 211,000 the number of jobs lost in the sector since September 2014. Manufacturing jobs rose by 14,000 after shedding 16,000 jobs in May, while employment in construction held unchanged after two straight monthly declines.
Transportation and warehousing lost 9,400 jobs.