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January Jobs Report – Mixed Messages



The January jobs report came out on Friday, February 5, 2016. The report showed that 151,000 jobs were added in January. That number was lower than expected, but it was enough to lower the unemployment rate to 4.9%, the lowest in eight years. In addition, average hourly wages are up 2.5% over the…

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December Jobs Report and Market Turmoil



This month’s report covers both the excellent December jobs report and the turmoil facing markets this week. The December jobs report was another excellent one, indicating the addition of 292,000 jobs and the Labor Department upwardly revised its earlier estimate of job creation in October and…

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