209K added, 4.3% unemployment, but wages stagnating?
Labor force surge.
Labor force falls.
“What a number. This makes your jaw drop.”
No blowout, but steady.
Uptick in participation rate?
Reuters: Hey, we hit “full employment”!
What a difference a month makes
2016 coming in 50K a month lower than last year.
A seven-year case of the blahs.
CBS: US economy is “going nowhere fast.”
59K subtracted from last two months.
Rush to exits of labor force?
All eyes on the Fed.
Get ready for the U word.
Same old story
Lowest participation rate since 1977.
Not bad. But not great, either.
March revised downward to 85K.
Beating expectations … and a slowdown?
Big upward revisions for November and December.
Participation rate falls to 36-year low and wages decline slightly.
2014 employment to party like it’s 1999?
Workforce participation rate still near 36-year low at 62.8%.
U-3 drops to 6.1%, U-6 at 12.0%.
But the civilian workforce participation rate still at 36-year low of 62.8%.
Five years into “recovery.”
Minus 806,000 exiting the labor force.
Time running out for Democrats?
“Little changed,” a lot.
Improvement from October – Yes. Improvement from September – Not so much.
Imperialism and big government back in, apparently.
“…you know, she actually likes the concept.”