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…

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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