US private sector adds most jobs in 4 months, deflecting recession risk

Business 09/05/19, 14:29

U.S. companies in the private sector created the most jobs in four months in August, an indication of a healthy labor market despite the escalation of trade tensions with China. Private sector employment surged by 195,000 jobs in August, after increasing 142,000 jobs in July and 107,000 jobs in June, according ...

Solid US jobs report could allay fears of weakening economy

Business 06/07/19, 09:50

With worries rising about trade wars and slower global growth, Friday's jobs figures for May could serve as a reminder that the U.S. economy is still mostly in good shape. Or, an unexpectedly weak employment report could intensify concerns that after a healthy first quarter, the U.S. economy is actually stumbling. Economists ...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Business 03/07/19, 00:43

A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that they could ...

US jobs numbers in December exceed expectations

Business 01/04/19, 03:19

The U.S. economy added over 270,000 jobs in December, crushing estimates by nearly 100,000. ADP/Moody’s Analytics survey published on Thursday found the private sector’s new positions increased by 271,000, greatly exceeding the prediction of 178,000 based on a survey of economists by Reuters. CNBC reported December’s survey results are the best since February 2017, which saw ...

With employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

U.S. 11/01/18, 12:00

Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, some barometers of the job market suggest that it has room to strengthen further. Businesses, hungry for workers, are advertising a ...

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