Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference. The better-than-expected jobs numbers give the Fed another reason to raise interest rates.
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US adds a robust 235,000 jobs; unemployment dips to 4.7 percent

Mar 10, 2017
It is all but certain that the Fed will raise short-term interest rates at its next meeting.
A job seeker shakes hands with a recruiter during a job fair in San Francisco, California.
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Manufacturing sector still seeks route to a rebound in the New Year

Jan 6, 2017
Is there any hope for a manufacturing rebound in 2017? The signs haven’t looked great, with the dollar strong and strengthening. A strong dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive. Factories actually shed jobs in 2016. But manufacturers say they’re optimistic that a domestic stimulus package — the kind of infrastructure spending plan that President-elect Donald […]

US economy adds 161,000 jobs in October

Nov 4, 2016
Some say that gains in the report were "solid," while others have called them "modest."
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U.S. economy adds 255,000 jobs in July

Aug 5, 2016
That number is much higher than analysts expected.
June's jobs numbers were also better than expected.
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June jobs numbers better than anticipated

Jul 8, 2016
A far cry from last month's report. But what about the big picture?
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Holiday hiring could be at its highest since 2000

Dec 24, 2014
Strong seasonal retail hiring boosts the spending power of American consumers.

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