U.S. jobs

U.S. job gains reached 272,000 in May 2024 – exceeding expectations of 190,000

The U.S. economy exceeded job growth expectations in May 2024, alleviating concerns of a labour market downturn but potentially diminishing the Federal Reserve’s motivation to cut interest rates.

Non-farm payrolls surged by 272,000 for the month – a significant increase from April’s 165,000 and surpassing the consensus forecast of 190,000.

Concurrently, the unemployment rate increased to 4%, marking the first instance it has reached this level since January 2022.

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