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US economy likely generated 200,000 new jobs in July, showing more resilience in face of rate hikes

The American economy has generated at least 200,000 new jobs for a record 30 straight months. And the streak likely continued into July. But just barely. The Labor Department’s latest jobs report, out Friday, is expected to show that employers tacked on exactly 200,000 jobs last month, according to a survey of forecasters by the data firm FactSet. That would be fewest since December 2020 – but still a healthy number and a sign that the U.S. labor market remains sturdy despite markedly higher interest rates. In another sign of strength, the unemployment rate is expected to stay at 3.6%, not far off a half-century low.

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