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Jobs Report Shows Disappointing Growth

Payroll growth weakened significantly last month amid harsher winter weather as employers added 98.000 jobs in a sharper pullback than anticipated. The unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey, fell to 4.5% from 4.7%, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg projected 180,000 employment gains, based on their median estimate. Analysts […]

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Trade Deficit Shrinks At Record Rate

The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in February as imports from China fell by a record amount and American exports rose for a third straight month. The Commerce Department says the deficit fell to $43.6 billion in February, 9.6 per cent below January’s deficit of $48.2 billion. Exports rose a tiny 0.2 per cent to […]

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Despite Trump Boasts, Job Numbers Identical To Obama

President Donald Trump on Friday flipped his approach to the government’s employment report, celebrating the kind of strong showing he dismissed as phony under President Barack Obama. The Labor Department reported that the economy created 235,000 jobs in February, above the 190,000 consensus, allowing the president to claim that business enthusiasm over his approach to […]