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August Jobs Report – Will it be Enough?



The August jobs report showed another month of positive job growth, adding 173,000 jobs, but that number was below the 220,000 expected. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1% and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6%. The question is whether or not this report will be enough for the…

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July Jobs Report – More Positive Job Growth



The July jobs report showed another month of positive job growth, adding 215,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3% as did the labor force participation rate at 62.6%. Wage growth remained sluggish in July but we still think the first interest-rate increase will happen in…

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