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By Kristen Doerer
Wage growth "has been the unfinished work of this economic recovery,” said Mark Hamrick. “It helps to explain the remaining level of dissatisfaction among Americans with the economy.”…
That’s a wrap. December’s jobs report is the last for the Obama administration, and it ends on a high (if also predictable) note.
The U.S. economy added a whopping 287,000 jobs in June, giving economists and American workers something to smile about.
The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August — the lowest it’s been since April 2008.
By Kristen Doerer, Paul Solman
The U.S. added 280,000 jobs in May, while the unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent to settle at 5.5 percent. How do we reconcile May's numbers?…
By Making Sen$e Editor
A bleak March labor report gave way to a brighter April, adding 223,000 jobs and dropping unemployment to a seven-year low.
By Simone Pathe
Despite harsh winter weather, the economy added 295,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since mid-2008. Those are signs of a recovering labor market that the Federal Reserve might use to justify an interest rate…
The unemployment rate increased from 5.6 to 5.7 percent in the first month of 2015, but economists greeted that as good news. Even more encouraging, the economy added 257,000 jobs in January and average hourly earnings were up 12 cents.
The final unemployment report of 2014, released Friday morning, ended a solid year of payroll gains. But despite December's additional 252,000 jobs and the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, wages aren't rising. In fact, average hourly earnings fell in December,…
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