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City Hall is seen in the distance as construction workers help carry a huge American flag in a march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

The economy adds 304,000 jobs in January, smashing expectations as the unemployment rate rises

The US added significantly more jobs than expected in January and wages increased despite the longest partial government shutdown in history.

Jobs report misses estimates as unemployment holds at 49-year low

The jobs report was expected to show that the unemployment rate held at a 49-year low for a third straight month.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump.

This was the perfect jobs report for Trump and the GOP

The strong jobs report and wage growth could be a boost for President Donald Trump and the GOP heading into next week's midterm elections.
The October jobs report was expected to show the fastest wage growth since the recession.

Jobs report beats big as wages grow at their fastest pace since 2009

Wage growth is picking up, and the jobs report showed a new postrecession milestone for Americans' paychecks.

US unemployment rate falls to its lowest level since 1969

The low unemployment rate shown in Friday's jobs report added to evidence of a booming economy, now in a record eighth straight year of monthly job gains. It also showed the labor market continuing to tighten, perhaps eventually pressuring companies to pay workers more.
President Donald Trump at a Carrier factory in Indiana

Bob Woodward book: Trump thought his tariffs were boosting jobs numbers — before any tariffs were imposed

President Donald Trump thought that his tariffs were helping the US job market before the tariffs were even imposed according to Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump in the White House."
Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama

‘Let’s just remember when this recovery started’: Obama hits back at Trump taking credit for strong economy

Former President Barack Obama said that Republicans and President Donald Trump may be taking too much credit for the strength of the US economy. "So when you hear how the economy is doing right now let's just remember when this recovery started," Obama said.

Jobs report beats as wage growth soars at its fastest pace since the Great Recession

The US jobs report released Friday showed that wages increased in August at their fastest year-on-year pace since the Great Recession. The report also showed that employers added more nonfarm payrolls than had been forecast, while the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.9%.
President Donald Trump.

Trump’s trade war is already leading to layoffs and pain for American businesses

President Donald Trump's tariffs are starting to take their toll on small businesses. Many firms are being forced to lay off workers to save money because of the increased price of imported goods.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

The US manufacturing job market hasn’t been this strong in over 20 years

The US manufacturing sector has added 327,000 jobs in the past 12 months, the highest number of jobs added in a 12-month period since April 1995. The boom comes after President Donald Trump promised to bring back US manufacturing.