Economists surveyed by Reuters expected nonfarm payroll growth of 200,000 and the unemployment rate to fall to 4 percent.

Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 180,000 in January and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 4.1 percent, according to Reuters.

Hampton Pearson reports the latest read on the labor market with the December nonfarm payrolls data.

Companies added 190,000 in November as the economy returned to normal following the hurricane season, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

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Business is so strong for aircraft builder Boeing that it is temporarily rehiring “several hundred” retired mechanics in Washington State to help it meet production demands. Also, the manufacturer is looking to hire new employees as it struggles to meet commercial aircraft orders that have been piling up. On Wednesday, Boeing announced a record 202 …

Economists surveyed by Reuters expected payroll growth of 90,000 in September, versus the initially reported 156,000 in August.

It’s especially true for old, young, female and black low-skilled workers say economists from the London School of Economics and UC Irvine.

The war for workers is heating up among the states as companies of all sizes try to deal with a skills shortage.

The U.S. economy added 222,000 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, according to a government report Friday.

The U.S. economy created just 138,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate declined to 4.3 percent, according to Labor Department data released Friday.

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The gain of just 98,000 jobs masks new signs of labor market strength, but it also ends some hopes for an economic breakout.

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