U.S. jobs report this week may determine Fed's next move

09/1/2013 | MarketWatch

The U.S. unemployment report for August due later this week may be the final piece in the puzzle that determines whether the Federal Reserve begins scaling back its bond-buying program later this month. The key figure is 192,000, the average number of jobs added each month this year. If the August total is higher, the Fed may decide to taper despite other recent weaker-than-expected figures.

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