U.S. economy adds 222000 jobs in June

Futures point to mixed open on Wall Street Fed minutes in focus

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open as traders awaited the release of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate edged up slightly to 4.4 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning.

Previous estimates of job gains in recent months were revised upwards - from 138,000 to 152,000 in May and from 174,000 to 207,000 in June, for a net gain of 47,000.

Despite the stronger than expected job growth, the unemployment rate inched up to 4.4% in June from 4.3% in May.

Читайте также: Mercedes Benz registers record growth in India

In June, average hourly earnings rose by 4 cents to $26.25.

Thousands of jobs were added in sectors of healthcare, social assistance, financial activities and mining.

Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 63 cents, or 2.5 percent.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Latest News