U.S. government shutdown may depress January job growth

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters in Washington, REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial shutdown of the U.S. government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 percent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before next Friday, economists warned. Some 800,000 government workers missed their first paycheck on Friday following the partial shutdown […]

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