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US economy beats estimates, adds 225,000 jobs in January as wages grow

The US labor market entered 2020 on a stronger than expected note, adding jobs for a record 112th month.

Women now outnumber men in the American workforce for the first time since the Great Recession

The development from the December jobs report reflects the growing sectors that employ more women in an economy that's still motoring along.

US economy misses forecasts, adds just 145,000 jobs in December

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.

US economy smashes forecasts, adds 266,000 jobs in November

The country has created jobs for 110 consecutive months, but gains have moderated this year amid cooler growth and trade escalations.
President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 21, 2019.

Trump keeps touting the fact that more Americans are working than ever before. But the boast is almost meaningless for one key reason.

The boost in the number of employed Americans largely tracks with the nation's sluggish population growth as Americans come of age and start working.

US adds more jobs than expected in October despite GM strike, trade-war tensions

The report came during a period of heightened policy uncertainty and talk of a potential slowdown in the US.

The transportation sector was a breakout star in the latest jobs report thanks to historic shortages and the upcoming holiday season

Driver shortages paired with holiday shopping prep fueled a surprise September employment situation star.

Here’s why you still can’t get a raise, even with unemployment at a 50-year low

There are likely several factors putting the brakes on wage growth, including the decline in union membership and lack of minimum wage legislation.
Traders work on the floor at the NYSE in New York

Stocks are surging after a mixed jobs report shows tepid growth in jobs and wages, but unemployment down to a 50-year low

The US economy added 136,000 nonfarm jobs in September, below consensus forecasts, but unemployment dropped to a 50-year low.

‘Wow America’: Trump questions how he can be impeached with US employment at a 50-year low

The US unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, marking the lowest level since 1969.