The Labor Department released the June hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning. This is the latest official snapshot of the state of the American economy.
• 222,000 jobs were added last month. Wall Street economists had expected employment gains of 175,000.
• The unemployment rate was 4.4 percent. May’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent.
• The average hourly wage grew by 2.5 percent from a year earlier.