If the number falls short of expectations, the likelihood of moving in December gets more dicey.
The jobs figures are key to the Federal Reserve's interest rate debate.
The data from the Labor Department indicate that the U.S. jobs recovery is continuing at a decent clip, a sign that the economy has underlying strength despite other recent data showing the recovery in a slump.
Analysts expect that 230,000 jobs were created in April
The recovery looks like it might finally be picking up speed after it added 288,000 jobs in June.
America’s hiring spree kicked into full gear in June as the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth month in a row, according to government data released Thursday.
The hiring spree surpassed most analysts' expectations and is the strongest showing in more than two years.
The U.S. economy added a solid 175,000 jobs in February, despite harsh winter weather that many analysts expected would curtail hiring, according to government data released Friday morning.
There are more caveats than usual on this month's jobs numbers, but it looks like the job growth trend is stronger than it had seemed.
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The jobs numbers are steady, solid--and not enough to spark any significant wage increases anytime soon.
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