US Job Growth Accelerates in June, but Wage Growth Slow

July 6, 2017

US job growth surged more than expected in June and employers increased hours for workers, signs of labor market strength that could keep the Federal Reserve on course for a third interest rate increase this year despite benign inflation. […]

US Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Tight

June 22, 2017

Jobless claims for the prior week were revised upwards by 1,000 to 238,000 from 237,000. The week’s tally is the 120th consecutive week that claims have been below 300,000, the threshold associated with a strong labor market. […]

US Factory Activity Edges Up; Private Payrolls Surge

June 1, 2017

US factory activity ticked up in May after slowing for two straight months and private employers stepped up hiring, suggesting the economy is regaining speed after struggling at the start of the year. The signs of renewed vigor in the economy and labor […]

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