Job Growth Surges the Economy Towards Full Employment, but Wages Struggle
By MSN, May 05, 2017
By most measures, the economy is finally back to where it was before the Great Recession hit. All it took was eight years of slow-and-steady job growth. Which, of course, is exactly what we got in April. The economy added 211,000 jobs, bringing both the unemployment rate and the broader one that includes people who can only find part-time jobs — or have taken a break from looking — to 10-year lows, respectively, of 4.4 and 8.6 percent.