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Trump Is Pleased With The Jobs Report He Called Fake For Years

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― During his campaign for president, Donald Trump frequently said the official U.S. unemployment statistics were “phony” and that the...

Trump Inherits 4.8 Percent Unemployment Rate, But Wages Remain Soft

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business

U.S. job growth surged more than expected in January as construction firms and retailers ramped up hiring, which likely gives the Trump administration...

Jobs Report: Growth Slows, But Wages Rebound Strongly

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business

U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor market momentum that sets up the economy fo...

Latest Jobs Report Should Remind Us How Terrible Things Were 8 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On the last Friday before the 2008 election, the full brunt of the recession was just beginning to take hold. America’s unemployment ...

U.S. Economy In Record 73-Month Streak Of Job Growth

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - - U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the...

U.S. Job Growth Just Slowed Down For The Third Month In A Row

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Reuters - U.S. employment growth unexpectedly slowed for the third straight month in September, which could make the Federal Reserve more ...

Jobs Growth Slows As U.S. Adds 151,000 Jobs In August

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains mod...

America Added 255,000 Jobs In July

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment increased more than expected in July and wages picked up, which should bolster expectations of an acceleration ...

America Added 287,000 Jobs In June

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business

June was a great month for American jobs. The U.S. economy added 287,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prior to the re...

Bumps In The Road? What To Watch For In Friday's Jobs Report

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

The recent "Brexit" vote and a weak jobs report last month sent shock waves through financial markets in June. What should we be watching for in this Friday's monthly jobs report?

May Job Growth Plunges To Lowest Since 2010

MoneyTips | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Employment Numbers Take a Surprising Fall In the midst of accumulating signs of economic growth, the May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statisti...

May's Seriously Downbeat Jobs Report Puts Kibosh on Fed Rate Hike; Underscores Need for Deep Infrastructure Dive

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

In an unexpectedly downbeat jobs report, employers added only 38,000 jobs last month, the worst month for job gains since employment started recovering in 2010. Downward revisions trimmed the employment gains for the prior two months by 59,000, and the labor force participation rate fell again in May, as it had in April.

The Latest Jobs Report Badly Misses Estimates

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

The U.S. added just 38,000 jobs in May, a statement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed Friday. That figure badly missed the expected increa...

America Just Turned In Another Stellar Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

The American economy continues its march upward. The monthly jobs report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy cr...

U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs In March

Reuters | Catharine Smith | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 215,000 in March * Unemployment rate rises to 5.0 percent from 4.9 percent * Average hourly earnings increase seven cents ...

Is the February Jobs Report Really 'All That'?

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Is this positive trend toward job growth sustainable? In my opinion, it's not until the small business sector begins growing again.

Friday's Jobs Report: What's Happening with Hiring?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

Last month, a weak jobs report dropped a bombshell on financial markets, sending stocks reeling and sparking recession fears throughout the media. Tod...

Here Are The Latest Jobs Report Numbers

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but sur...

Previewing the January Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Chad Stone

Those brave enough to predict think that tomorrow's jobs report will show a net gain of 188,000 payroll jobs (compared with 292,000 in December) and an unchanged 5.0 percent unemployment rate.

Previewing the December Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Chad Stone

Tomorrow's December jobs report is the first since Federal Reserve policymakers lifted their target for short-term interest rates off zero. That's a very small step, and policymakers didn't claim that the labor market was fully healed.

3-2-1: Liftoff! Nothing in Today's Solid Jobs Report to Stop the Fed

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.04.2016 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While soft spots remain in the job market and we are not at full employment, we are clearly on that path, as payrolls have settled into a steady growth groove, slightly north of 200,000 per month.

Latest Jobs Report May Clear The Way For A December Rate Hike

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 211,000 in November * Unemployment rate holds steady at 5.0 percent * Average hourly earnings increase four cents * Employ...

November Jobs Report: Are Labor Market Gaps Closing?

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report:

Here's The October Jobs Report

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a 7-1/2-y...

What You Need to Know About the October Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Chad Stone

No one knows how tomorrow's October jobs report will affect Federal Reserve policymakers' views about whether to start raising interest rates in December. But here are some things to consider in assessing whether the job market is making the "continued progress toward maximum employment" that the Fed wants to see.