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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.

Toys R Us’ bankruptcy delivered a big blow to the jobs report

The jobs report released on Friday showed that no group of companies saw bigger losses than retailers of sporting goods, toys, books, and music. Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last September, and announced in January that it was closing all its stores.

Jobs report misses as unemployment rate slides near 18-year low

One signal July was strong can be found in the low number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. Initial jobless claims were near a 50-year low in the week officials conducted their survey for the jobs report, and they haven't added up to more than 300,000 since March 2015.
Job switchers are earning a lot more money than those who stay put.

People are quitting their jobs in droves this year — and getting record-setting pay boosts because of it

Job switchers are earning 48% higher annual pay increases in 2018 than those who stay in their jobs, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The pay raise gap between job seekers and job stayers hasn't been this big since 2000.
A boy rides a decorated bicycle down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S., July 4, 2018.

US unemployment rate jumps even though employers add more jobs than expected

The June jobs report showed employers added more jobs than expected. The unemployment rate increased, but that was because more people joined the labor force to look for work.

BANK OF AMERICA: Here’s the jobs report numbers that would ‘spook’ the market

The June jobs report is expected to be pretty solid, but Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts have some ideas as to which numbers would cause the market to freak out.