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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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Job growth slows – May jobs report



This morning, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs in May, below expectations of 185,000. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%, which is the lowest since May 2001, but was primarily caused by a fall in the labor force participation rate. In addition to the weak…

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