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May Jobs Report – Weak U.S. Job Growth



The May jobs report came out today, Friday, June 3, 2016. The report showed a mere 38,000 jobs were added in May, which was significantly below expectations of around 160,000. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.7%, and the labor force participation rate decreased for a second month in a row. The…

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March Jobs Report Beat Expectations



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 1, 2016. The report showed that 215,000 jobs were added in March, beating expectations of 205,000. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.0% but that appears to be a positive indication due to the increase in the labor participation rate, which edged up…

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