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June Jobs Report – Positive Job Growth with Weak Details



Due to the holiday, the June jobs report came out on Thursday, July 2, 2015. The report showed decent job growth, adding 223,000 jobs in June, but there were some signs of weakness. The unemployment rate ticked down to 5.3% because the labor force participation rate decreased and average hourly…

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(Video) March Jobs Report – A Slowdown in Job Growth



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 3, 2015. The report showed a loss of hiring momentum, only adding 126,000 jobs in March and breaking a yearlong streak of robust monthly job creation.  There were some bright spots in the report, however, specifically hourly wages rising 0.3%. Here…

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