2015's Confusion Prone US Job Numbers Revealed Revealed

The U.S. economy added a healthy 280,000 jobs in May. But the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent in April,. The goverment said the slight increase in the jobless rate was because hundreds of thousands more people began seeking jobs in May. Not all of them found work and so were counted as unemployed. Last month's strong job growth suggests that employers remained confident enough to keep hiring even after the economy shrank during the first three months of the year.