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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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April Jobs Report – U.S. Job Growth Slows

The April jobs report came out on Friday, May 6, 2016. The report showed that 160,000 jobs were added in April, which was below expectations of around 200,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0%, but the labor force participation rate ticked down to 62.8%. One of the bright spots in…

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