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Job Growth is Strong, Wage Growth However…

The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor offers wildly exceeded expectations alongside disappointing compensation. Do solid employment numbers spell good times ahead? Or do sluggish wages mean trouble is looming? ///// Job growth is doing a lot better than expected. But sagging wage growth is not generating nearly the same optimism. Does the dynamic mean extended low inflation for the economy?

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May Job Report Hinting at Rate Hikes in 2017

Discouraging results in the May 2017 Employment Situation are leading experts to believe there could be a rate hike in 2017. Unemployment rates were fairly stagnant and though total nonfarm payroll increased, results were well under predictions. Wage growth showed no improvement. 

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