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The economy's hot again. But how long can it last?

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 6, 2019
Recession worries were prominent several months ago, but the latest jobs report suggests those risks are fading.
Consumer spending drives two-thirds of the economy.
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Fewer jobs created than first reported

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 6, 2019
The government's benchmark revisions showed 500,000 fewer jobs were created in 2018 and early 2019 than initially thought.
The annual benchmark revision shows that fewer jobs were created than previously thought.
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Wage gains have slowed, but some sectors are still hot

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 31, 2019
The Labor Department's October jobs report is expected to show a sharp slowing in job creation in a still-tight labor market.
Construction is one of the industries that has seen wages increase.
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Jobs report preview: Behold, the GM effect

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 31, 2019
Don't expect much from the Labor Department's monthly numbers, analysts say.
Members of United Auto Workers picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike on Oct. 16.
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Wage gains flatten in September

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 4, 2019
Average hourly earnings were unchanged in September, and the annual growth rate fell 0.3% from the previous month.
An employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005 in Troy, Ohio.
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U.S. adds 136,000 jobs; unemployment hits 50-year low of 3.5%

by Associated Press Oct 4, 2019
The U.S.-China trade war has slowed hiring, and average hourly wages have slipped.
Job seekers wait in line to speak with Amazon recruiters and other company volunteers about job opportunities at Amazon during a career fair held at Vertiport Chicago on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The event was one of several Amazon career fairs held across the country today as the company attempts to fill more than 30,000 full and part-time positions.
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4 things to know about monthly jobs numbers

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Oct 3, 2019
The report tracks how many jobs are created and what the unemployment rate is, among other things.
Farm workers harvesting parsley in Colorado in 2011.
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A bright spot on jobs: prime-age workers

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 6, 2019
According to the Labor Department, the employment-to-population ratio for 25- to 54-year-olds hasn't been this high since 2008.
A Walmart cashier rings up purchases as customers look on.
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U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

by Associated Press Sep 6, 2019
The temporary hiring of 25,000 census workers is part of the jobs number. Without that hiring, the U.S. added 96,000 jobs in August.
A job seeker (L) fills out paperwork as he is interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

by Mitchell Hartman May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
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