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Job growth is shifting into a lower gear, but pay increases in December came at the best pace since 2009.
Trump's promise of 25 million jobs is "difficult to digest" from a "mathematical perspective," says market analyst Naeem Aslam.
The 2.9 percent annualized rate of wage growth is heartening, the outgoing Labor secretary says.
The Labor Department says unemployment is at 4.7 percent, but there's more to the story than that one number.
Payrolls grew by 156,000 in December, closing out a year in which employment growth moderated and the economy showed signs of entering a new phase.
Despite Trump's public shaming, the American auto industry has been adding U.S. jobs faster than other major sectors.
As the Trump era promises more focus on border issues, the Border Patrol has ambitious goals to hire 1,700 more agents this year.
U.S. employers likely maintained a solid pace of hiring in December while raising wages, putting the economy on a path to stronger growth.
The president-elect's followers are claiming responsibility for Macy's plummeting stock and thousands of job losses, Racked reports.
A bump in fiscal stimulus, which many expect from Trump, will have a measured effect on growth, John Williams tells CNBC.
Job creation tailed off in December, pointing to an increasingly tight labor market, according to a report from ADP and Moody's.
Fed policy-making has had the world upside down with the real risks in the economy largely unappreciated, says Robert Brusca.
December's total was 42 percent higher than the same month last year, but this year's total cuts fell 12 percent.
Donald Trump's policy proposals may have a two-pronged, bittersweet effect on the American consumer, Richard Bernstein says.
Wall Street may believe it's just talk, but Trump is putting his tough words on trade quietly into action, says Matthew Yglesias.
A positive sea change in consumer outlook will help businesses, but a lag in productivity still threatens earnings, Jason Trennert says.
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