US economy added 2 million jobs in 2017

Canada's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

Canada's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

The ADP employment report registered a 250,000 increase in payrolls in December, though it's worth noting that ADP has, on average, reflected 38,000 higher payrolls per month than the Bureau of Labor Statistics' official numbers.

The unemployment rate remained at a seventeen-year low as the household survey measure of employment showed an increase of 104,000 people, while the labor force expanded by 64,000 people.

"The real mystery is why hasn't wage growth really picked up?" says Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors.

US economy added 2 million jobs in 2017

Last year's job gains were below those of previous years. All categories of part-time employment rose in December, but the biggest gainer was part time for slack work or business conditions (102K). That trend is what's expected in such a long economic expansion.

Canada added 79,000 jobs last month, blowing past expectations and pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level since 1976.

December's numbers bring a close to the data for 2017 as a whole, which ended up being Canada's best year for jobs since 2002, with 423,000 jobs added.

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President Trump has cited the soaring stock market - the Dow Jones reached 25,000 for the first time on Thursday - and continued job growth and consumer confidence as evidence that his presidency has had a positive effect on the nation's economy. The result narrowly maintains the country's seven-year streak of adding at least 2 million jobs. Temporary help employment was up 4.6% y/y, with monthly job gains averaging approximately 11,300 over the past 12 months. But these workers often are paid less, receive far fewer benefits like health care and are much more likely to live in poverty.

Shortly after the recession, employers and hiring managers could pick and choose employees because unemployment was so high.

Staffing Industry Analysts' Perspective- The BLS employment report for December was generally tepid, capping an otherwise strong year.

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If that trend continues, more companies will be forced to raise wages in a meaningful way to compete for workers. The city lost 400 jobs with its employed workforce falling from 64,500 in November to 64,100 in December.

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