Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is one of the last remaining nail producers in the U.S.
The unemployment rate held at an eight-year low of 4.9 percent, and the average length of the workweek also fell.
Some GOP candidates say the federal numbers are cooked and underestimate the number of people actually looking for work.
The steadily improving U.S. jobs market could open the door wider to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September.
Wage growth is the missing piece of the jobs recovery and without significant increases