U.S. unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent - lowest since 2000
06 May, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Samuel Sharp
"This suggests that, in spite of the low unemployment rate, workers are still not confident about their labor market prospects", writes Baker.
The monthly jobs reports have shown pay raises inching up. (The record to beat: nine months.) The streak defied the expectations of economists, who said the nation's prolonged hiring blitz - an average of 202,000 new positions each month in 2018 - was bound to drive the figure down. "At this pace, unemployment will soon be in the 'threes, ' which is rarified and risky territory, as the economy threatens to overheat", said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics.
Large businesses of 500 or more employees gained 67,000 jobs during the month, ADP said, while small businesses of one to 49 employees gained 47,000. Only the 1990s expansion was longer. "In some industries, almost half of the firms have unfilled openings".
"Here's a great stat - since January 2017, the number of people forced to use food stamps is down 1.9 million".
The unemployment rate fell in April because the labor force shrank: 236,000 Americans who were either working or looking for work dropped out of the job market.
Barrera adds that it is also younger people who are new to the workforce that are seeing more opportunities as well.
President Trump is aiming to get the economy at least growing at a consistent three percent. Fiscal stimulus coming from the December tax cuts and increasing government spending is likely a major factor behind the strength. Wells Fargo predicted a 0.2% increase in April's wages, which would keep the annual rate at about 2.7%.
In a report from CNBC, claims were numbered at 225,000 in the latest week polled, a less-then-expected number from economic analysts from the preceding week.
The Fed said that the USA labor market continues to strengthen, and today's jobs report is more evidence of that.
The Federal Reserve this week signaled it would not overreact to an uptick in inflation but could face mounting pressure to act in the coming year, a prospect that has left markets on edge since February. Stock futures were little changed after the report came out. Only a short time ago, in 2009, we saw the jobless rate hit double digits.
Orders for nondefense capital goods minus aircraft fell a revised 0.4% during March, more than the originally reported 0.1% drop.
Hiring also rose smartly among health-care providers and manufacturers, each of which added 24,000 jobs.
Outfielder Mookie Betts hit three home runs Wednesday to become the only Red Sox player with four career three-homer games. Duffy tied a career high by allowing three homers in a start for the eighth time and second time this season.
Days later, a Reuters photographer took a photo that showed just a yellow patch of grass where it was planted on the South Lawn. The sapling originates from northern France World War I near a place where thousands of US troops died battling German forces.
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Yet when asked that same question by Congress at a public hearing previous year , he declined to provide that same reassurance. Comey said the country would be better off if "our leaders" tried to emulate them instead of "comparing them to Nazis".
But their exit velocity was impressive when it came to being out of this one quickly in losing 11-2 to the Rockies on Wednesday. The Rockies have swatted the most home runs in the National League , but don't label this crew Blake Street Bombers II.
Numerous former coaches and team-mates of Gerrard have had their say on the ex-England star taking up the role at Ibrox. He's not going to go there and be naive enough to think all of a sudden "I'm going to turn it around".
There have been questions surrounding the legality of the payment considering various campaign finance laws. Neither Trump's lawyers nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment.
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