Here's What You Need to Know About Friday's Jobs Report

With a Fed rate increase on the horizon, the jobs data become that much more important

Inside Today's U.S. Jobs Report

The first U.S. interest-rate increase since 2006 could be in play as soon as next month, and Federal Reserve policy makers have stressed how central the job market will be in their decision. That means the next two employment reports — the first of which is due on Friday — could not be more important, economists say.

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