Consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest in 7 years, a survey from the University of Michigan shows.
Stocks advanced for a fourth day, pushing the S&P 500 to a record high, as the number of people seeking new jobless benefits remains at a multi-year low.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the labor market is still seen as strengthening.
Private businesses created 218,000 jobs in July, a number that while solid and in line with previous months fell below expectations, according to ADP.
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A gauge predicting the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that economic growth should accelerate.
The U.S. economy continued to expand in recent weeks, with manufacturing activity widening and employers reporting difficulties finding skilled workers.
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Employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1%, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health.
Private sector job creation surged in June, with companies adding a much larger than expected 281,000 new positions, according to a report by ADP.
U.S. companies are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math, and need to advertise longer to fill jobs.
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Economic growth should accelerate in the second quarter and remain healthy for the rest of the year, the National Association of Business Economists says.
The Dow and S&P 500 hit new records, propelled by the monthly jobs report, which showed the number of people employed finally topped its pre-recession peak.
Employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to pre-recession levels and suggesting the economy has shaken off its winter slump.
Hiring has picked up in the past several months, and another strong job gain could boost hopes the economy has rebounded after a grim start to the year.
The job market has remained sluggish even as other parts of the economy have picked up, but the Federal Reserve says demand is rising for a certain workers.
U.S. service firms grew more quickly last month as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is accelerating.
U.S. private businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a survey by payroll processor ADP shows.