New government data indicate U.S. employment was strong last month. In the mortgage industry, overall staffing expanded even though broker count fell.

U.S. businesses maintained 148.662 million non-farm employees on their payrolls during May, according to data published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last month’s headcount was a solid increase of 223,000 jobs compared to the downwardly revised 159,000 positions added during the preceding month.

Source: Mortgage Daily