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Job Report in US – With alternative seasonal and weather-adjustment, employment actually decelerated, very slightly in April

April jobs growth was modestly boosted by the weather effect. This is because the level of employment in the previous month was held down by unusually snowy weather in early March, whereas April was roughly in line with seasonal norms. The official BLS data show that employment growth picked up a little in April, from an upwardly revised March number. But after taking out the weather effect, employment actually decelerated, very slightly.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Seasonally and weather-adjusting the monthly jobs numbers


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