The data may surprise you
Labor force surge.
Reuters: Hey, we hit “full employment”!
“This is a tale of two economies.”
59K subtracted from last two months.
Rush to exits of labor force?
All eyes on the Fed.
Lowest participation rate since 1977.
Not bad. But not great, either.
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%.
When the hammer falls
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%.
Thaw, not warmth.
The death knell for Obamanomics.
And not just on salaries.
Plus, be careful of the allies you wish for.
Same old, same old.
Worst in almost three years.
The eternal sunshine of the spotless AP economic report.
Economic anxiety highest since the 1970s.
The parade of pivots continues.
Weekly jobless claims stable.
312,000 dropped out of labor force. Update: 516,000?
“…similar to the results of an AP-GfK poll in July 2016.”
“Maybe [Americans] don’t feel as if our public life reflects our best.”