US hiring exceeds expectations, as economy adds 261,000 jobs

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. added 261,000 jobs in October, exceeding economist expectations and sending a positive signal for the economy days before the midterm elections. The unemployment rate increased to 3.7%. However, the unemployment has stood between a narrow range of 3.5% and 3.7%... Read More.

US economy added 263K jobs in September

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.5% from 3.7%. Economists were predicting a gain of 250,000 jobs last month. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality and in health care, according to the Department of... Read More.

August jobs data to show whether US sustained hiring boom

(NEW YORK) -- Policymakers and market watchers will be closely watching August hiring data as it comes out Friday. The report comes one week after Fed Chair Jerome Powell triggered a stock sell-off and stoked recession fears with his vow to fight inflation with interest... Read More.