The jobs report comes amid economic uncertainty with regards to the Trump Administration's ongoing trade fight with China - as the President is threatening another round of tariffs on imports in coming weeks - as well as with Mexico, as new tariffs could start on all imports next week.
As with most jobs reports, there were nuggets good and bad to take from the details.
One example was the U6 rate - considered the broadest measure of unemployment - that dropped to 7.1 percent, the lowest point since December of 2000.
The size of the labor force increased by 176,000 in May - showing that people were getting back into the job market - but that was only after four straight months of declines totaling 700,000.
Those working a part-time job because they could not find a full-time job went down by 299,000 in May, another good economic sign - but that did not offset increases from the previous two months.
The new jobs numbers rolled in a day after an encouraging government report on worker productivity, which grew at 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2019, the strongest showing in four years.
The Labor Force Participation Rate remained at 62.8 percent in May. It has stayed in a narrow range just above and below 63 percent for several years.