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U.S. Employment Seen Returning to Normal After Two Quirky Months

  • Economists see July payrolls growth in line with 2016 average
  • Jobless rate may decline, wage gains projected to edge up
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U.S. Adds 255,000 Jobs in July, Jobless Rate at 4.9%

First it flopped, then it flipped. Now, economists are looking for U.S. payrolls growth to return in July to its 2016 average.

“If the July number is relatively normal, I think the conclusion that people will draw is that whatever July prints is more or less the new trend,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC in New York.