Trade war slowing job growth, but that may not show in Friday’s report


The trade war is taking its toll on the job market, but the trend may not be so clear in Friday’s employment report as GM workers return to their jobs following a strike.

Even as the U.S. grew sluggishly in many of the years since the financial crisis, the labor market has been a pillar of strength. It now looks to be locked into a slower rate of growth, though still plenty strong to support the economy.

According to Dow Jones, economists expect 187,000 jobs in the…


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