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Incoming U.S. Labor Market Readings Expected to Show Job Growth

Upcoming labor market readings are expected to show moderate yet healthy job growth in the U.S. A historically low unemployment rate is also expected.

Economists polled by Bloomberg forecast a rise in nonfarm payrolls of 225,000 in June. While one of the smallest increases since the end of 2020, this remains a positive development as the U.S. job market continues to grow following its pandemic-induced slump.

The report, due to be released on Friday, is expected to show that unemployment decreased to 3.6%, while average hourly earnings grew 4.2% from July 2022.

Despite positive projections, Bloomberg Economics remains skeptical of market optimism.

“Wall Street analysts and economists are increasingly optimistic that the US economy is heading for a soft-landing scenario”, Bloomberg Economics stated. “We disagree. A key source of past resilience in the economy – households’ financial buffer – is fast disappearing. As a result, consumer delinquencies and small business bankruptcies are rising fast.”

Other figures that are expected include weekly unemployment claims, job cuts, private payrolls, and May job openings.

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