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The US labor market entered 2020 on a stronger than expected note, adding jobs for a record 112th month.
The development from the December jobs report reflects the growing sectors that employ more women in an economy that's still motoring along.
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 country has created jobs for 110 consecutive months, but gains have moderated this year amid cooler growth and trade escalations.
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.
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.
There are likely several factors putting the brakes on wage growth, including the decline in union membership and lack of minimum wage legislation.
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.
The US unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, marking the lowest level since 1969.