The latest numbers on the job market may not align with Trump’s goal
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We’ll get the latest government data on the labor market in a couple hours. Analysts are predicting unemployment held steady in May at 4.4 percent, with 185,000 jobs added — right in line with average job growth for the past six months. Now President Trump has promised faster job growth under his administration—25 million new jobs over the next decade, to be precise.
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