April job growth was more anemic than before. The question is whether the economy will hit a more dramatic slow patch in the months ahead.
Job creation has proceeded slowly and steadily for many months now. On the positive side, the long economic recovery, dating back to the summer of 2009, appears to be sustainable. While at first glance, the slight increase in the unemployment rate to 5% might appear to be negative, it happened as more people were in
For the financial markets, this better-than-expected February employment report is akin to a Goldilocks story: not too hot, not too cold. The jobless rate held steady at 4.9% even as more people jumped into the job market.
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The worst fears about the economy were not confirmed by the Labor Department’s April jobs report. After a horrible-looking report last month, the economy appears to be growing again. We will not call it a Goldilocks employment report, but the Big Bad Wolf isn’t knocking at the door either. The numbers The unemployment rate dropped
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New sign-ups for unemployment benefits drop to the lowest level in eight years.
This week’s employment report may provide more clarity about hiring, pay and other issues.