Why the US labor market seems to be unbreakable

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
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Brian Snyder (Reuters)

The US added 517,000 jobs in January, according to new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate fell to a nearly 53-year low at 3.4%.

This beat expectations for the US to add 185,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to rise to 3.6%, according to economists polled by FactSet. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings rose by a modest .3% in January, after rising by .4% in December.

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