Despite Slowing Economy, Job Growth Speeds Up – Ep. 51

Released Saturday, 7th February 2015
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Monthly non-farm employment number beat expectations
Upward revisions to prior months
Average hourly earnings number jumped by .5
Immediate reaction in the market was swift
Dollar up; gold down
Unemployment up
Labor force participation down among younger workers
Jobs number inconsistent with other weak economic data
Layoffs are up
Government is way off on "jobs lost" data
Yesterday's trade deficit was the largest increase recorded
If our economy were strong, our workers would be producing and we would not rely on imports
Trade deficit is subtracted from the GDP
Productivity numbers weaker than expected
How many times can the dollar rally on the same news?

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