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  • July's job growth strong but below expectations

    July's job growth strong but below expectations
    The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce.
  • U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises

    U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed a bit in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while. Nonfarm payrolls increased...

    Dollar slips after U.S. jobs report signals dovish Fed

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest daily loss against a basket of major currencies in over three weeks on Friday after the U.S. government's July employment report showed no signs of wage inflation, supporting a continued...

    Jobs data bolsters Yellen's argument on labor market slack

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve has made a big bet that recovery of the labor market is a long way from creating a worrisome surge of inflation. A range of economic data on Friday suggested the Fed has been reading the odds well. While...

    Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July

    Economy adds 209,000 new jobs in July
    Job growth in the United States continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 209,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists had expected an increase of about 230,000 jobs. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, up from...