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College grads should have a relatively stress-free job search this year — but economists worry for the Class of 2019
Unemployment has reached a 17-year low, according to the April jobs report. That's great news for this batch of grads. Here's why the Class of 2018 is going to have a comparatively easy job search — but it might not be so easy for future graduates.
The April jobs report showed lower than expected wage growth, meaning that the GOP tax law has not helped boost American worker's pay. The slow wage increase is worrisome for the Republican party's 2018 midterm prospects.
Wage growth has been the story of the jobs report for some time, especially as the unemployment rate has continued to fall to new lows, suggesting that slack in the labor market is also shrinking.
The March jobs report fell into an investor sweet spot that should've sent stocks soaring, but President Donald Trump's recent trade war comments derailed that.
Job growth seems to have started stronger this year than it did last year.
President Donald Trump said that the new steel and aluminum tariffs will help protect and bring back American jobs, but it doesn't look that way.
It's now all about wages.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics bases its job figures on the week or pay period that includes the 12th.
Black unemployment spikes after Trump touts record-low level in fight with Jay-Z, State of the Union speech
Black unemployment jumped in January, up from a record low. Just last week, President Donald Trump used the record to rebuff the rapper Jay-Z.
The unemployment rate is at a 17-year low.