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April U.S. Employment

Less-Than-Expected, Not Terrible, Quirky April Payroll Employment increased by a less-than-expected 160,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for April was unchanged at 5.0 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by 0.3 percent, showing moderate wage gains. Average Weekly Hours were increased to … Continue reading

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April ADP Jobs, ISM Non-MF, Auto Sales, March International Trade

Job Growth Eases, Service Sector Up, Autos Back on Track, Trade Gap Narrows The April ADP Employment Report showed a less-than-expected gain of 156,000 private-sector jobs. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index increased in April to 55.7 on pricing and new orders. … Continue reading

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March U.S. Employment

Another Solid Jobs Report. No Fooling! March Payroll Employment increased by a solid 215,000 jobs, just above expectations. The Unemployment Rate for March ticked up to 5.0 percent with strong recent gains in the labor force. Average Hourly Earnings increased … Continue reading

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February U.S. Employment, January Trade

Strong Jobs Data Confirms Economic Momentum February Payroll Employment increased by a strong 242,000 jobs, well above consensus expectations. The Unemployment Rate for February was unchanged at 4.9 percent. Average Hourly Earnings dropped by 0.1 percent. Average Weekly Hours dipped … Continue reading

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January U.S. Employment, December Trade

Payroll Gains Less Than Expected, But Other Labor Indicators Positive January Payroll Employment increased by a 151,000 jobs, below consensus expectations of 185,000. The Unemployment Rate for January declined to 4.9 percent. The U.S. International Trade Gap widened in December … Continue reading

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January ADP Jobs, ISM Non-MF Index, Auto Sales

Jobs Increasing, Cars Driving, Service Sector Expanding, but at a Slower Rate The January ADP Employment Report showed a gain of 205,000 private-sector jobs. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for January dipped again to a still-positive 53.5 percent. January Auto Sales … Continue reading

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December U.S. Employment

Robust Job Gains in 2015Q4 Support Ongoing Expansion December Payroll Employment increased by a strong 292,000 jobs, well above consensus expectations. Already good October and November payroll levels were revised up by a total of 50,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate … Continue reading

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November U.S. Employment, October International Trade

Solid Jobs Report Starts Countdown to Interest Rate Liftoff November Payroll Employment increased by 211,000 jobs, a little above consensus expectations. October and September payroll levels were revised up by a total of 35,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for November … Continue reading

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October U.S. Employment

Strong Jobs Report Increases Likelihood of December Fed Rate Hike October Payroll Employment increased by a stronger-than-expected 271,000 jobs. August and September payroll levels were revised up by a total of 12,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for October fell to … Continue reading

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September U.S. Employment

Disappointing Jobs Report Adds to Fed Uncertainty September Payroll Employment increased by a weaker-than-expected 142,000 jobs. August and July payroll levels were revised down by a total of 59,000 jobs. The Unemployment Rate for September stayed at 5.1 percent. Average … Continue reading

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