1. How was the employment report for October different from the September report? 2. What was the good news in this report? What part of it was disappointing? 3. Besides the above, be sure to know the September and October numbers for employment growth and the unemployment rate for October and what it did from September to October. September o Growth: o Unemployment rate: 4.2% October o Growth: o Unemployment rate: 4.1%
Unemployment rate decreased from September to October 4. Why does this report say that the U.S. economy experienced “the second-straight quarter of solid growth.”? Is there a connection between this point and what happened to employment and the unemployment rate in recent months? 5. Why are economists disappointed over the behavior of wages? Do you see this in the charts atthe end of the article? One of the possible explanations involves a topic covered in class – how might it explain the recent behavior of wages? 6. What impact did the value of the dollar have on the U.S. economy? Is this consistent with what we did in class? 7. If you summarized the behavior of the unemployment rate since 2007 in a sentence, how would you do so? 8. According to the charts, how did payroll growth in October compare to other months since 2015?
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