February Jobs Soar to 235,000 as Unemployment Holds Firm

The jobs market is on fire!

Domestic employers added a jaw-dropping 235,000 new jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady 4.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Economists expected nonfarm payrolls to grow by 190,000, compared with 227,000 in January. Unofficially, however, expectations have been rising this week following a blowout jobs figure from ADP on Wednesday.

Wage pressure remains muted. Average hourly earnings rose 6 cents and 2.8 percent on an annualized basis. The average work week was unchanged at 34.4 hours.

The employment gains were broad based, occurring in construction, private sector educational services, manufacturing, health care and mining. The jobless rate for adult men and women was 4.3 percent. The labor force participation rate, at 63.0 percent was close to unchanged.

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs. Manufacturing added 28,000 jobs. Over the past 3 months, manufacturing has added 57,000 jobs. Health care employment rose by 27,000 jobs. Mining employment increased by 8,000 jobs.  Employment in business and professional services rose by 37,000 jobs.

The report covered the first full month of President Donald Trump’s administration. During the 2016 race, Trump was critical of the unemployment rate, arguing that it understated the level of joblessness in the United States.

Instead of buying into to the narratives being driven by the media outlets who only supported Criminal Hillary Clinton. Let’s fight back by pushing the hell out of the posititve that Trump is doing and has already accomplished.

 

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