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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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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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