efe-epaBy Jorge A. Bañales Washington

The United States' jobless rate surprisingly fell to 11.1 percent in June, a month in which non-farm payroll employment rose by a record 4.8 million, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The unemployment rate has now fallen for two consecutive months despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, having dropped from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May.

In a press conference at the White House, US President Donald Trump said record employment gains were seen last month among African-Americans (+404,000 jobs), Hispanics (+1.5 million jobs) and women (+3 million jobs).