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October Jobs Report – What Happened to the Slowdown?

The October jobs report was an excellent one, showing the addition of 271,000 jobs and a 0.1% drop in the unemployment rate. Along with the strong employment numbers, we saw a super-gain in average hourly earnings. The question now is what does this mean for consumer spending, and for a Fed rate…

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September Jobs Report – Breaking Down the Disappointing Report

The September jobs report was disappointing with only 142,000 jobs created and downward revisions to the August report. In addition to the weak payroll numbers, wages were flat and the labor force participation rate fell. The question is what is behind this report and what it will mean to the Fed…

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