In April, the seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate remained steady at 64.8 percent while market expected 64.7 percent.
Employment increased by 37,400 to 12,099,300, missing market estimates of a 50,000 gain: full-time employment decreased by 11,600 to 8,227,400 while part-time employment increased by 49,000 to 3,871,900.
Unemployment fell by 19,100 to 732,300. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased by 12,300 to 514,200 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work dropped by 6,800 to 218,000.
Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs declined 4.3 million hours (-0.26 percent) to 1,659.5 million hours.