Solid Hiring Expected For June As US Job Market Nears Normal

U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm FactSet. The June employment report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Thursday.