Payrolls Rise 138,000; Jobless Rate Flat at 4.7%

Ackerman, Andrew
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/8/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32376, p2
Trade Publication
This article discusses April 2006 labor market indicators from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Non-farm payrolls rose by 138,000. Unemployment rate remained steady at 4.7 percent. Wages rose to $16.61 per hour on average. There were increases in average weekly earnings and average hourly earnings on a year-over-year basis.


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