Modest Jobs Gain Not Seen Deterring Rate Hike
Employers added 138,000 jobs in May, well below expectations but "not enough to derail the Fed at all."
Jobs Report Boosts Case for Interest Rate Hike
“Raising rates [this] week is as close to a certainty as you ever get in this business," an investment strategist says.
Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly to 234,000
The latest weekly jobless data indicate companies are "attempting to retain their workers in a tight labor market."
Labor Cost Benchmark Rises Only 0.6% in Q1
“We continue to be on track for very slow progress,” an economist says of the small increase in wages despite a strengthening labor market.
Fed Survey Shows Wages Picking up in U.S.
Wage growth and signs that the oil industry may be emerging from its decline were two of the bright spots in the Fed's latest “Beige Book.”
Fed Finds Wage Growth in Some Regions
Latest "Beige Book" survey may fuel confidence in the economy as the central bank considers interest-rate policy later this month.
Tight Labor, Lax Security
CFO confidence remains steady in the latest Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey, but worries mount over wages and data security.