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February Jobs Report – Job Growth Strengthens



The February jobs report came out on Friday, March 4, 2016. The report showed that 242,000 jobs were added in February, beating expectations of 190,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. The low spot in the report came in average hourly earnings and average hours worked. Here are my…

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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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