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Wall St. falls as jobs report fuels rate hike anxiety

``"With this jobs report, in which below-expectation job creation in August is offset by several factors -- including a lower unemployment rate, prior positive revisions, wage growth, etc -- the Federal Reserve finds itself in a real uncertainty jam when it comes to a September interest rate hike," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz.''

Muddled U.S. jobs report leaves Fed in a 'jam' watching markets

By Jonathan Spicer and Jason Lange NEW YORK/RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The latest U.S. jobs report was not definitively good or bad enough to help the Federal Reserve decide whether to raise interest rates later this month, leaving the decision hanging on volatility in financial markets over the next couple of weeks. Show More Summary

August’s Jobs Report Shows It’s Time for the Fed to Raise Rates

Even by the loose standards of the monetary doves, the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates this month. The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in August, the lowest since early 2008 and right in the middle of the range...Show More Summary

Strong case to hike: Fed's Lacker

Federal Reserve official might cast dissenting vote if Fed keeps rates on hold.

Stocks trade lower after August jobs report

Friday's jobs report will be a key factor as Federal Reserve officials decide whether to start raising interest rates

Economists agree: The Fed will move in September (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

It's time for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. On Friday, the August jobs report showed that nonfarm payrolls grew by 173,000 while the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%. The headline job gains were less than expected, but the...Show More Summary

Why You Should Get Ready for an Interest Rate Hike

The August jobs report shows continued strong hiring, making the Federal Reserve Board more likely to bump rates this month.

Sluggish Jobs Report A Head-Scratcher For Fed, Volatile Markets

Early stock indicators slumped ahead of and after a fuzzy Friday morning job-market report that only intensifies the debate around the mid-month interest rate decision at the Federal Reserve. It could be that uncertainty, rather than the ho-hum report, that’s driving pre-holiday stock selling. August job gains missed the mark [...]

This is the worst argument for the Fed to raise rates

People used to say the Federal Reserve had to raise rates to fight nonexistent inflation. Then they said the Federal Reserve had to raise rates to fight nonexistent bubbles. And now they say the Federal Reserve has to raise rates for nonexistent reasons. Just, you know, to show that it can. This is not progress. […]

Unemployment Rate Drops to 7-Year Low

ABC News: “The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later [....

Job Growth Slows, Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1%

Mike Groll/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. job growth rose less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month, even as the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7½-year...Show More Summary

Fed's Lacker argues Fed should raise rates soon

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday he had seen enough healing in the U.S. labor market to warrant raising interest rates soon. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, who had advocated for a rate hike in June and will have a vote at the Fed's Sept. Show More Summary

Here's what's so stupid about obsessing over today's jobs report

It's finally here: the August jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to release the August employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET. Since this could potentially be the final major economic data point before the Federal ReserveShow More Summary

No matter what the jobs report says, the Fed still has a major problem

No matter what happens on Friday, the Federal Reserve still has a communication problem. The August jobs report is expected to show nonfarm payrolls grew by 217,000 last month; the unemployment rate is expected to fall to 5.2%. The question...Show More Summary

Futures fall as investors nervous ahead of jobs data

By Tanya Agrawal (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday ahead of the August jobs report that is expected to feature in the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Nonfarm payrolls...Show More Summary

U.S. to release data on jobs growth in August

The U.S. on Friday morning will release numbers on jobs growth in August, providing a key measurement for the economy two weeks before the Federal Reserve meets to consider its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. Economists estimate that roughly 217,000 jobs were created last month, and they expect the unemployment rate to […]

G20 weighs Fed hike, Chinese turmoil but unlikely to rock boat

By Jan Strupczewski and Randall Palmer ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming under pressure from emerging markets not to raise rates too soon as turmoil in China threatens global growth, but the G20 will not publicly call for any delay, delegates meeting in Turkey said on Friday. Show More Summary

What to Expect From the Jobs Report

9 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

An increase of 200,000 or more in payrolls could be the last bit of evidence the Federal Reserve needs to see before raising interest rates.

Communique will not urge Fed against rate hikes: G20 delegate

ANKARA (Reuters) - Emerging markets have voiced concern about the possibility and timing of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve but a G20 communique from a meeting of finance chiefs in Turkey will not urge the U.S. central bank against such moves, a delegate said on Friday. Show More Summary

August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

11 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

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