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USA - Unemployment

Labor market continues to tighten in December

Total non-farm payrolls increased by 199,000 in December, following November’s 249,000 increase in payrolls. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services, and food services.

The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% in December from 4.2% in November, and the labor force participation rate was stable at November’s 61.9% in December. Hourly earnings rose 0.6% month-on-month in December (November: +0.4% mom), while annual wage growth dipped to 4.7% from 5.1% in November.

FocusEconomics panelists expect the unemployment rate to average 4.0% in 2022, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 3.7% in 2023.

United States - Unemployment Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Unemployment Rate5.3  4.9  4.3  3.9  3.7  

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Bond Yield1.92-0.43 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %Dec 31

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