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Sept. 1, 2017
SOURCE: Eric Morath and Ben Leubsdorf – Wall Street Journal

An extended a run of modest labor market gains this year has produced little acceleration in wage growth or inflation, underscoring a puzzle that complicates Federal Reserve policy decisions looming in the months ahead.

Nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 156,000 in August, ​a modest slowdown from the prior two months, ​the Labor Department said Friday. When combined with June and July’s job growth, estimates of which were...



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