August 2018

U.S. Talent Market Monthly

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The still-strong labor market took a slight pause in July. Employers added 157,000 workers to their payrolls, which was below both consensus expectations and the robust pace of hiring seen so far in 2018. Through the first seven months of the year, the U.S. economy has generated more than 1.5 million jobs, or an average of 215,000 per month. Revised figures for May and June added a combined 59,000 workers to the two months’ totals, bringing average job creation for the past three months to 224,000.

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