Filed under: Stream 217,000 new jobs were created in May Contributors: Danielle Kurtzleben and Matthew Yglesias Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: 217,000 new jobs were created in May Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email 8 Total Updates Since Jun 5, 2014, 11:20am EDT Follow this stream June 6, 2014 Boringest jobs report ever? By Danielle Kurtzleben The jobs report failed to really excite anyone, it seems. And that's a good thing. June 6, 2014 One way the monthly jobs report is flawed By Danielle Kurtzleben In the wake of the recession, the math the Labor Department uses to calculate monthly payrolls was off, says Jonathan Wright, and there's a way to make it better. June 6, 2014 The number of jobs has recovered, with one catch By Danielle Kurtzleben This chart shows just how much better off we'd be, had there been no recession. June 6, 2014 Job growth is ever-so-slightly accelerating By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesias June 6, 2014 Employers added 217,000 jobs in May By Danielle Kurtzleben The unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, and payroll growth was in line with expectations. June 6, 2014 There are more jobs than ever before in US history By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesias June 5, 2014 Economists expect 218,000 new jobs By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesias June 5, 2014 We've probably regained all the lost jobs By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesias A symbolically important economic milestone.