US may have seen massive rehiring in May despite labor troubles

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Washington (AFP) – The key US government jobs report Friday is expected to show American businesses added hundreds of thousands of jobs last month as vaccines helped the economy return to normal — but with Covid-19 still keeping some people away from the workplace, strong rehiring is no sure thing. Economists expect the Labor Department data will show the world’s largest economy added 720,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.9 percent in May, a consensus supported by positive data released this week. Payroll services firm ADP boosted the upbeat sentiment when it said private em…

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