Featured # Markets | 2 years ago

Manufacturers Strongly Raise Hiring Numbers

American job growth spiked in June, as manufacturers raised their hiring percentages. This healthy news confirms that the economy is finally regaining speed after a dull first quarter, despite tepid wages preventing the Federal Reserve from raising their interest rates. Non-farm payrolls jumped by 287,000 jobs in June, which is its largest rally since last October, according to the Labor Department. May payrolls were revised down, to show they only rising by 11,000 despite the originally reported 38,000.

“For the Fed, this report is likely to offer some encouragement on the underlying labor market backdrop, though it is unlikely to change the current ‘wait and see’ policy stance as they assess the fallout from the Brexit vote,” said deputy chief economist Millan Mulraine, of TD Securities in New York.

This economic strength does precede Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, however. The Brexit referendum on June 23 cause financial panic, raising fears that volatility might negatively impact different companies hiring and investment choices. The United States Federal Reserve raised their rates last December, for the first time in over a decade. However despite predictions of a June/July rate hike, most experts fail to predict a rate hike for 2016. June’s payrolls beat the economist’s forecasts for an increase of 175,000 jobs.

As the unemployment rate climbed 2/10 of a percentage point to 4.9%, it was mostly because more people entered the labor force. This is a sign of sheer confidence in the job sector. As the jobless rate rises, average hourly earning rates are rising ass well. It increased two cents in June, which does suggest some slack within the labor market. The news of the hourly earnings took the year-on-year gain to 2.6 percent, from 2.5 percent in May. Expert economists still predict that a wage growth of 3.0 to 3.5 percent is required in order to lower inflation to the Federal Reserve’s 2% target.

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