USA economy adds more jobs than expected in June

Bristol City FC and Sussex Cricket Club are among 240 employers named by the government for failing to pay the minimum wage

Bristol City FC and Sussex Cricket Club are among 240 employers named by the government for failing to pay the minimum wage

Unemployment among African-Americans inched up to 6.5 percent - recording the second lowest unemployment rate for the group since the Bureau of Labor Statics began tracking the metric in 1972.

Rose warned the city's unemployment rate could be slower to drop in the coming months because Edmontonians who were too discouraged to previously search for employment were more likely to resume that search.

Before December 2017, the unemployment rate in the region never dipped below six per cent since comparable statistics started being recorded.

A closer look at the June numbers shows Canada added 9,100 full-time jobs in June and 22,700 part-time positions. Compared to a year ago, the labour force is up by 5,900 and the number of people employed is up by 4,900.

The London-area economy appears to be on a roll, despite an increase in the jobless rate.

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Last month, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had already raised questions over the payments for the pipeline projects to CPPB. CCCC said it hoped both sides can find a win-win solution through negotiations and that the suspension will be lifted soon.

It's too soon to tell what impact they'll have - hiring in manufacturing continues to be strong, with 36,000 jobs added in June - but what we do know is that they are creating uncertainty, Hamrick said.

Construction payrolls rose by 13,000 last month after rising by 29,000 jobs in May.

The moderate wage growth should allay fears of a strong build-up in inflation pressures. Up until last month, the country's labour force had been little changed through 2018. It had declined for three straight months.

But for now the sector, which accounts for about 12 per cent of the US economy, appears in good health. Economists are forecasting that economic growth accelerated to an annual pace of roughly 4 per cent during the April-June quarter, about double the previous quarter's pace.

A broader measure of unemployment, which includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they can not find full-time employment, rose to 7.8 per cent last month from a 17-year low of 7.6 per cent in May. The public sector gained 11,800 jobs and the private sector lost 2,000.

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