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Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 313,000 Jobs In February

U.S. employers added 313,000 non-farm jobs in February, exceeding expectations and marking the biggest gain since mid-2016. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted an increase of 222,000 jobs. January’s gains were adjusted up to 239,000 from 200,000. Unemployment remained at 4.1 percent, and hourly pay rose by 4 cents to $26.75. The 12-month wage gain…

U.S. Added 156K Jobs in August, Fewer Than Expected

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported early Friday. The lower than average increase was less than analysts had forecast—174,000 in Wall Street Journal surveys—but still an indicator of strong growth. Over the past three months, job gains had averaged 185,000. The unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.4…

U.S. Added 209K Jobs In July, Unemployment Down To 4.3%

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, exceeding analysts’ expectations and indicating continued strength in American hiring. Unemployment edged down to 4.3 percent—matching May’s level and the lowest recorded in 16 years. Average hourly earnings rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier. The Wall Street Journal reports the “food services and drinking places” category…

The U.S. Added Fewer Jobs Than Expected In May

The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs in May, a number that disappointed analysts but signaled the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates when it meets in two weeks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent—its lowest measure since May 2001. Analysts had expected a figure of 185,000 jobs…

Jobs Report: Payroll Employment Rises By 156,000 In December

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring. The report is the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7 percent from a nine-year low of 4.6 percent. Hourly pay…

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, A 9-Year Low

The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy added a healthy 178,000 jobs in November, roughly in line with forecasts. Economists surveyed by Reuters had predicted 175,000 new nonfarm jobs; those surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast 180,000. The gains, an improvement over October, nudged the unemployment rate down to 4.6 percent, a nine-year low,…

U.S. Economy Adds A Solid 161,000 Jobs In October

The U.S. economy added 161,000 non-farm jobs in October, according to the jobs report released Friday. The gains fell just short of the 175,000 increase predicted by economists surveyed by MarketWatch. Hiring figures from the two prior months also were adjusted slightly higher than initially reported. Together, the figures added to recent upbeat data supporting…

U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs in September

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September, according to a Department of Commerce report released Friday—the last one before Election Day. Economists attribute a slight uptick in the unemployment rate to 5 percent to Americans re-entering the job search. According to revised figures from the government, 167,000 jobs were added in August and 252,000…

U.S. Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs In August

The U.S. economy continued to build momentum in August, with employers adding 151,000 workers to their payrolls, the Labor Department reported early Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent for the third consecutive month, and average hourly wages rose 0.1 percent. August is seen by economists as a difficult month to measure, as…

Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 255K Jobs in July

The U.S. added 255,000 jobs during the month of July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics annnounced Friday morning. The numbers handily beat expectations of 180,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent. However, job growth in May was extremely tepid: Just 38,000 new jobs were created, the BLS said originally, but that number…