Economists say uncertainty about the outcome of the upcoming presidential election may be hurting the U.S. economy. With the election just two months away, analysts warn that some employers may be more reluctant to hire until they have a clearer picture of the country’s economic direction.
New employment numbers suggest hiring momentum slowed in August, with employers adding only 155,000 workers to their payrolls. That’s a far cry from the previous two months, which saw an average gain of about 270,000 new jobs.
Source: Economists Say Election Uncertainty Is Slowing US Job Growth-VOA