Employers added more than seven million jobs in May and June combined, after about 22 million were lost in March and April

Hiring gains are expected to have cooled in July, a sign of a slowing economic recovery as coronavirus cases rise.
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal ahead of Fridays report from the Labor Department projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million in July and forecast that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June. Such job gains would signal the labor-market recovery continued, though at a weaker pace than in the previous two months. A double-digit jobless rate would still be historically high.