Labor Department to release employment data for June

FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

WASHINGTON (WCBD) —  The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release job numbers for the month of June.

At 8:30 a.m., we are expecting to learn if the unemployment rate is still at a 16 year low.

Some strategists and economists are looking beyond the unemployment and monthly job gains numbers.

Financial experts say wages will take center stage in Friday’s report.

As the market is looking to see if the U.S. consumer can pick up the slack into the second half of the year.

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