US jobs in fastest rise since July 2016

Last Updated : Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

US employers added 313,000 more workers in February, the fastest rate of jobs growth since July 2016, official figures show. The better-than-expected figures came after Donald Trump's tax cuts buoyed business and consumer confidence in the world's biggest economy - though wage growth slowed. America's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1%. The figures delivered a boost for President Donald Trump as he faces domestic and political criticism over his plans to levy steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

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