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Trick or Trend: Washington, we have a problem: Consumer debt surges while average hourly wages rose 7 cents in January

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Saturday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. Largely ignored in the glee at the big pick up in jobs in January, announced […]

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Wall Street salivating over tomorrow’s official jobs report after strong ADP numbers

The ADP Research Institute report on private payrolls, released yesterday, showed a gain of 291,000 jobs in January. That blew away economist forecasts for 157,000 net new jobs in the month, according to Bloomberg's survey of economists. The January gain would be the largest since May 2015. And this strong report comes just before the […]

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Surprise! U.S. economy adds 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment drops to 3.5%

The United States added 266,000 jobs in November and the official unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. The results were buoyed by the return to jobs of 41,300 General Motors workers after the settlement of that strike. But the November total was still impressively stronger than expected. Economists were projecting that the economy should add 180,000 […]

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Stocks rally on September jobs report–the “why,” though, is complicated

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 136,000 jobs in September. And stocks rallied with the Standard & Poor's 500 closing the day up 1.10% to 2942.56 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending up 1.11%. The NASDAQ Composite finished up 1.11% and the Russell 2000 small cap index was […]

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I think we can call this a data dependent market for Friday

The trend in U.S. financial markets this week has pointed down on data that shows the U.S. economy is slowing. Certainly the disappointing numbers in both the manufacturing and services Purchasing Managers Indexes have supported that conclusion. That could all change with the release of the September jobs numbers tomorrow, Friday, October 3. Or maybe […]

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Growth worries about U.S. economy mount today ahead of critical Friday jobs report

In a different environment, the disappointing jobs numbers from the private ADP employment survey and the weak quarterly sales reports from Ford and General Motors would not have taken the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.79% and the Dow Jones Industrials lower by 1.86% today. But this news came in a context of worries about […]

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August jobs report disappoints; more evidence that U.S. economy is slowing

The U.S. economy added 130,000 jobs in August. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had expected 171,000 new jobs. Once you subtracted the 25,000 new temporary jobs added by the government for the 2020 census, the results were even more disappointing with the private sector economy adding just 96,000 jobs. Economists had expected 145,000 jobs to be […]

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Decent job growth in July; bond market prices in 100% chance of another interest rate cut on September 18

The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in July. That's down from the 193,000 jobs added in June (revised down from an initial 224,000) and slightly higher than the 160,000 jobs forecast by economists surveyed by Briefing.com At 3.7% the headline unemployment rate was even with the 3.7% rate in June. The U6 unemployment rate, which […]

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Stronger than expected jobs reports kills odds on a 50 basis point interest rate cut from the Fed on July 31

U.S. stocks initially sold off on this morning's stronger than expected jobs report for June. At 10:45 a.m. New York time the Standard & Poor's 500 was down 0.92%. The fear was that the addition of 224,000 jobs in June, well above the 160,000 forecast by economists surveyed by Briefing.com, reduced the odds that the […]

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May jobs disappoint, but stocks climb on interest rate cut hopes

The U.S. economy added just 75,000 jobs in May. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the addition of 175,000 jobs. Statisticians at the Labor Department also revised April job gains down to 224,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%, a 49-year low. (The full U6 unemployment rate, which counts discouraged workers who have stopped […]

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