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US hiring seen growing at a solid pace in July even as the broader economy cooled

The American economy has added jobs for a record 106 consecutive months, even as broader growth slows.

Trump’s top economic advisor just applauded Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her questions about low unemployment to Fed Chair Jerome Powell

In a congressional hearing Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy can sustain unemployment "substantially lower than we thought."

Jobs report misses estimates as unemployment holds at 49-year low

The jobs report was expected to show that the unemployment rate held at a 49-year low for a third straight month.
The October jobs report was expected to show the fastest wage growth since the recession.

Jobs report beats big as wages grow at their fastest pace since 2009

Wage growth is picking up, and the jobs report showed a new postrecession milestone for Americans' paychecks.

US unemployment rate falls to its lowest level since 1969

The low unemployment rate shown in Friday's jobs report added to evidence of a booming economy, now in a record eighth straight year of monthly job gains. It also showed the labor market continuing to tighten, perhaps eventually pressuring companies to pay workers more.

Jobs report beats as wage growth soars at its fastest pace since the Great Recession

The US jobs report released Friday showed that wages increased in August at their fastest year-on-year pace since the Great Recession. The report also showed that employers added more nonfarm payrolls than had been forecast, while the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.9%.

Jobs report misses as unemployment rate slides near 18-year low

One signal July was strong can be found in the low number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. Initial jobless claims were near a 50-year low in the week officials conducted their survey for the jobs report, and they haven't added up to more than 300,000 since March 2015.
A worker carries a piece of rebar at the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York May 6, 2013

Black unemployment spikes after Trump touts record-low level in fight with Jay-Z, State of the Union speech

Black unemployment jumped in January, up from a record low. Just last week, President Donald Trump used the record to rebuff the rapper Jay-Z.

The 11 college majors with the highest unemployment rates

There are several areas of study that make job-finding much harder.

24 applicants are chasing every low-skilled job and keeping pay growth low

New data predicts wage growth of only around 1% for the next year, and a median of 24 applicants for every low-skilled position.