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The US labor market entered 2020 on a stronger than expected note, adding jobs for a record 112th month.
Chinese officials plan to halve duties on $75 billion worth of US goods.
The gains brought the total gains for the year to 2.1 million, in line with what would be expected in the decade-long expansion.
The sectors with the most cuts faced trade concerns and shifts in consumer behavior and technology, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
It will take 257 years for women to have all of the same economic opportunities as men, new study says
Women around the world won't live to see a system that offers them the same work opportunities as their male counterparts, according to the WEF.
The sharp increase likely reflected seasonal volatility. More comprehensive measures have pointed to a solid labor market in recent weeks.
Facebook and Google are no longer among the 10 best places to work in the US, according to employees
Facebook and Google are notably absent from Glassdoor's 2019 list of the 10 best places to work in the United States.
The country has created jobs for 110 consecutive months, but gains have moderated this year amid cooler growth and trade escalations.
Administrative and office jobs have suffered brutal losses in the last two decades. It's not projected to let up anytime soon.
The report could renew concerns that the labor market is running out of steam, particularly as a global trade dispute continues to escalate.