Hiring was up in June, but were consumers buying?
Is the U.S. economy losing its momentum? That’s what those who watch the course of American commerce were worried about until Friday, when they got two pieces of good news: Job growth surged in June and wages continued to rise.
Unemployment flat as job growth slows in September
The U.S. economy added a disappointing 142,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate stayed at 5.1 percent.
Unemployment rate drops in June, but questions remain
The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent to 5.3 percent.