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222,000 jobs in June



This morning, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, well ahead of expectations. The unemployment rate increased to 4.4% because more people were looking for work, a sign of confidence. Wage growth continues to be a concern, only growing 2.5% in June,…

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December Jobs Report and Market Turmoil



This month’s report covers both the excellent December jobs report and the turmoil facing markets this week. The December jobs report was another excellent one, indicating the addition of 292,000 jobs and the Labor Department upwardly revised its earlier estimate of job creation in October and…

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