The U.S. economy is “moving in the right direction” and “getting stronger” as private-sector payrolls increase, said Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
“The private sector is beginning to hire,” said Fisher, a voting member of the central bank’s policy committee, said today on the Fox News program ”Sunday Morning Futures.” “We’d like to see that continue and, in fact, increase.”
Employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the biggest monthly gain in two years, the Labor Department reported May 2. At the same time, more than 800,000 people abandoned the labor force and the share of working-age Americans in a job or looking for one fell to a 36-year low.
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