Apr
08

Jolly Jobs

March’s job report was virtually perfect. 196,000 new jobs, upward revisions of 14,000 for January and February, wage growth that is steady at 3.2% Y-o-Y, the broadest measure of unemployment at 7.3%, its best showing since 3/01, and hours worked up from 34.4/week to 34.5/week. This report suggests the economy is not slipping into recession but also isn’t running hot enough for the Fed to raise rates soon. Nice spot!

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