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December jobs report – 2016 closes with strong U.S. payroll numbers



The Department of Labor reported on Friday that 156,000 jobs were added in December, slightly below expectations, but still a strong number. The best news in the report was wage growth, which grew at a pace of 2.9% year-over-year, and is the largest gain since 2009. The unemployment rate did tick…

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November Jobs Report – Nothing New in November



The Department of Labor reported on Friday that 178,000 jobs were added in November, roughly what the 2016 average has been. The unemployment rate ticked down to 4.6%, which is the lowest since 2007, however the labor-force participation rate and wage growth were both down. Here are my thoughts on…

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