July 6 (UPI) -- Employers added 213,000 jobs to the U.S. workforce in June, the Labor Department said in its jobs report Friday.
The report said most of the job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing and healthcare -- while retail trade lost jobs.
Employment in business services increased by 50,000 in June and has risen by 521,000 positions for the year. Construction continued to trend up last month, adding 13,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent -- after a record 3.8 percent rate was shown in May, near a 50-year low.
The White House said the U.S. economy has added more than 3.2 million jobs since President Donald Trump took office and 3.7 million jobs since he was elected.
"Additionally, job leavers (those who voluntarily quit their job) account for 12.4 percent of the unemployed population in June," the White House said. "The share of job leavers also indicates the robustness of the economy as these workers are willing to leave their jobs, presumably for better options."
Friday's assessment followed statistics from ADP, which said in a report Thursday private sector employment increased by 177,000 jobs from May to June.
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, said businesses are having a difficult time finding qualified workers. As a result, labor shortages could intensify nationwide.