Wage weakness amid solid hiring adds to U.S. economic puzzle

UNITED STATES HIRING ROSE in June, but wage growth did not perform to expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
UNITED STATES HIRING ROSE in June, but wage growth did not perform to expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States hiring picked up in June while wage gains disappointed yet again, a mix that may continue to be a puzzle for the economy and policy makers, Labor Department figures showed Friday. Highlights of Employment (June) Payrolls rose 222,000 (estimated to be 178,000); April-May revisions added 47,000 jobs. Unemployment rate, derived…

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