USA jobs growth stronger than expected

U.S. job growth affirms health of the economy, tariffs a threat

The unemployment rate rose as an additional 601,000 Americans entered the labor force, meaning a strengthening labor market appears to have actually coaxed some workers back into the labor force.

On the same day that the Trump administration began imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing hit back with tariffs on the same amount of USA goods, the job gain showed that the 9-year old US economic expansion - the second-longest on record - remains on firm footing.

Wages were being carefully watched by economists for signs of inflationary pressures building in the economy, with average hourly earnings forecast to have risen 0.3% over last month in June and 2.8% over the same month a year ago.

Amid news of May's record-low unemployment rate, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shifted attention to allegedly stagnant wage growth under Trump. A widespread availability of jobs and the prospect of higher wages at other employers made it harder to retain workers, she said. The economy added 37,000 more jobs in April and May than previously reported. This was more than the 190,000 forecast by economists.

The employment increase last month beat economist expectations for a 20,000 gain and was the second highest so far in a year where job creation has been sluggish.

The report showed strength in the economy before a trade war started between the United States and China, which analysts warned could slow hiring, especially in the manufacturing sector.

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The broader US economy appears sturdy. So they helped raise the unemployment rate.

Savings from the tax cuts enabled companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index to buy back a record number of shares in the first three months of 2018.

The U.S. economy faces potential drags going forward, including escalating trade disputes with major trading partners such as the European Union, China, Canada and Mexico. On Thursday, Trump floated the prospect of imposing tariffs on more than $500 billion in Chinese imports.

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