April Jobs Report

#Jobs — Higher than expected, record low UE, lost -149K on prior month revisions.

Gain of +253,000 non-farm payroll jobs, vs. expected gain of 180K
Unemployment down by 0.1 to 3.4%, tied for lowest since 1969, vs. expected gain to 3.6%
U6 unemployment 6.6%, down by 0.1
Labor force participation 62.6%, same as last month
Average hourly earnings up by 0.5%; 4.4% increase over the year; both 0.2% than expected..

March jobs revised down by -71K to +165K
February jobs revised down by -78K to +248K