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June Jobs Report – A Massive Rebound

The June jobs report came out Friday, July 8, 2016. The report showed a significant rebound in jobs added in June. According to the Labor Department, 287,000 new jobs were added in June and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.9%. The rise in the unemployment rate is a good sign; it likely…

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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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