It’s been a big week for economic news, an economic Olympics if you will.
Competition has been fierce for which report can provide the best window into the future of the U.S. economy. After lots of action this week, there’s one final event left before the closing ceremony: the jobs report.
The report is certainly a front-runner for a gold medal.
Economists predict this will be one of the first reports where we observe a more significant hiring slowdown. Still, the unemployment rate is expected to remain near historic lows.
Follow along as we review the top competitors in this week’s economic Olympics and what to expect from the final event.
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Jobs report today time
The report is set to come out at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Elisabeth Buchwald is a personal finance and markets correspondent for USA TODAY. You can follow her on Twitter @BuchElisabeth and sign up for our Daily Money newsletter here
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: January jobs report comes out today. Unemployment rate set to rise.