WASHINGTON The number of U.S. jobs probably rose at a healthy pace in July and wages likely rebounded in data due on Friday, providing further signs of an improving economy that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in September.
A Reuters survey of economists forecast U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 last month, matching June's job gains, a number which would be slightly above the monthly average for the first half of the year.
14:36 U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent14
16:32 Employers added solid 178,000 jobs in Nov11
13:41 Solid Job Growth Strengthens Prospect for a Fed Rate Increase11
14:49 Trump warns of ‘retribution’ for companies that offshore jobs, threatening 35 percent tariff14