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As a resident skeptic at CNBC I take pride in being able to sift through upbeat government economic reports and cry "bull you-know-what." Not this time.
The United States isn't just continuing to add jobs — some numbers in Friday's report show things getting better for workers.
A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes.
Job creation continued at a solid pace in July, with the economy adding 255,000 positions, according to the Labor Department.
The stellar July jobs report just gave the Fed a reason to raise interest rates in September, says Ron Insana.
The U.S. nonfarm payroll report rarely delivers all good news, but there's not a bad number in the July data, Douglas Holtz-Eakin says.
The strong July jobs report should not be taken as a sign the economy is fixed, newly named Trump economic advisor David Malpass says.
July's strong jobs report eliminates some concerns about the economy and labor market, but will it get the Fed moving on rate hikes?
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The U.S. trade deficit rose to a 10-month high in June as rising domestic demand and higher oil prices boosted the import bill.
The pace of layoffs announced by U.S.-based companies rose for a second-straight month in July.
China's growth target appears to have meant higher levels of debt to gross domestic product (GDP) for the country, the Dallas Fed president said.
Companies added 179,000 positions for the month, topping Wall Street estimates of 170,000.
Moody's economist Mark Zandi says his personal political views had no influence in his reports criticizing Trump's plans and praising Clinton's.
A slight drop in interest rates was not enough to rejuvenate the mortgage market, although refinances are still elevated.
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta said it's possible that the Fed will increase interest rates this year.
The Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index eased last month after hitting its highest level of the year in June.
Spending rose as households bought a range of goods and services, suggesting consumption will remain strong after surging in the second quarter.
The U.S. Fed is looking for a "healthy margin above" 80,000 to 125,000 new jobs each month to give confidence of removing slack in the U.S. economy, Robert Kaplan said.
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