Stunning February Jobs Report Growth of 313,000 Crushes Expectations…

Wooo doggies…  Hold on to your caps.  It’s a hurricane of winningness today.

…“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”…

~ Donald Trump

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the U.S. MAGAnomic economy added 313,000 jobs in February, crushing expectations.  In addition to the stunning job growth in February, previous months’ counts were revised much higher: December was revised upward from 160,000 to 175,000 (+9.38%); January saw a massive boost from 200,000 to 239,000 (+19.5%).  The three-month average is now 242,000.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had previously predicted payroll growth of 200,000.  The result of 313,000 stunned prior economic pontificators, and is 56% higher than expected.

Additionally, the jobs gains were solid in higher wage sectors of the economy: Construction (+61K), Manufacturing (+31k), Business Services (+50k). See below.

[Labor and Statistics] […] In February, construction employment increased by 61,000, with gains in specialty trade contractors (+38,000) and construction of buildings (+16,000). Construction has added 185,000 jobs over the past 4 months.

Retail trade employment increased by 50,000 over the month. Within the industry, employment rose in general merchandise stores (+18,000) and in clothing and clothing accessories stores (+15,000). However, over the past 4 months, which traditionally see the bulk of the holiday hiring and layoff, employment in these industries has changed little on net. Elsewhere in retail trade, building material and garden supply stores added jobs over the month (+10,000).

Employment in professional and business services increased by 50,000 in February and has risen by 495,000 over the year. Employment in temporary help services edged up over the month (+27,000).

Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in February. Within the industry, employment rose in transportation equipment (+8,000), fabricated metal products (+6,000), machinery (+6,000), and primary metals (+4,000). Over the past year, manufacturing has added 224,000 jobs.

Financial activities added 28,000 jobs over the month, with gains in credit intermediation and related activities (+8,000); insurance carriers and related activities (+8,000); and securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+5,000). Over the year, financial activities has added 143,000 jobs.

Employment in mining rose by 9,000 in February, with most of the increase in support activities for mining (+7,000). Since a recent low in October 2016, mining has added 69,000 jobs.

Employment in health care continued to trend up in February (+19,000), with a gain of 9,000 in hospitals. Health care has added 290,000 jobs over the past year.

Employment in other major industries, including wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, leisure and hospitality, and government, showed little change over the month. (BLS Link)

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223 Responses to Stunning February Jobs Report Growth of 313,000 Crushes Expectations…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Love our President. The MSM just can’t handle it today with this news and the fact that North Korea wants to talk to Trump! Winning!

    Liked by 32 people

    • Nigella says:

      Yup, stupidly checked CNN and they are running with the porn star story

      Liked by 15 people

      • It’s their only hope to bring him down! “If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the numbers are on your side, argue the numbers. If neither the facts nor the numbers are on your side, bring out the bimbos!”

        Unless a Democrat is in office, in which case, fake the numbers AND the facts, and HIDE the bimbos!

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      • Michael says:

        CNN > DILLIGAF!

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      • noritadek says:

        Sorry but may be some of you can answer a question that I have regarding this porn star and the alleged “affair” with Mr. Trump. What is the crime? How can she sue him and in what bases? Even if was true, what I can see is two adults having sex, an adultery in his part when he was a private citizen, some money for sex on her part (that is her business, right?) and nothing else. Where is the crime? and most to all, who gives a damn?

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          Sorry, many of us are tuned out to that dung and do not have time in our lives with the petty distractions from those fake news shills. Please research somewhere else on your own if you want more info. You can bet Google is not throttling back those searches. Whether you find truth or not is another matter. #TrustTrump

          You answered it yourself “who gives a damn”

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          • I’d hit ‘it” if I was 20 years younger..
            Stormy that is..
            Don’t blame Our Lion a bit..
            That’s what “Kings of the Jungle” does correct? 😉

            Thinking out loud here…
            Being a Millionaire~Billionaire…
            Don’t you think VSGPDT had women literally drooling, just thinking about “bedding” this Lion? 😉 Lordy I would bet many, many situations occurred where “Ladies” would “come On” to Him 24/7..
            I BET after years It would be flattering..
            VSGDJT has been very wise over the years, about NOT getting taken by…
            “Gold Diggers”
            Me? I’ve got great “Morals” .. I hope so, thinking about it..
            Though if I were in VSGDJT(s) shoes…
            I might of “Screwed Myself Silly”… Dying of a “heat attack” before I was 45… ha ha.. 😉
            WE are so-blessed too have VSGDJT…
            I keep saying prayers for Him..
            AND our Sundance too…
            Get Well quick “Cuz!”
            Sry soo OT ADRem..

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            • G. Combs says:

              President Trump was planning to run for President for the last thirty years. Do you really think he would mess-up his chances by sc…wing a Bimbo???

              Especially with the women he dated and married?

              Also BIMBO is not his style. He likes looks, style and BRAINS.

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            • joninmd22 says:

              Hit that and you’d need a shot in the butt the next day.

              Liked by 1 person

        • Kez says:

          When Bill Clinton was in the White House boinking the intern, the MSM declared “who cares it’s only sex!” That was in the White House!

          Liked by 12 people

          • Kenji says:

            … with a 19yo EXTREME subordinate. The poster-girl for “sexual harassment” by men in positions of power. Unless of course the offender is on your team

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        • My understanding is that the libs are trying to say that using campaign funds to pay her to “be quiet” somehow violates contribution laws? I don’t see how that would work and assume that it is simply an attempt to get him to perjure himself so they can go after him on that charge. With Clinton, they all screamed that “It’s just sex” but in this case evidently, it is the worst crime the nation has ever seen and must be investigated in order to preserve the Union!

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          • G. Combs says:

            “….using campaign funds to pay her to “be quiet”…..”
            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…

            President Trump used his OWN money to fund much of the campaign. 🙄

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            • Understood, BUT is there anything in the campaign finance laws that could be used to put DJT into legal trouble IF funds were used from his campaign to pay a non-disclosure settlement? Look at what Obama did to Dinesh D’Souza!

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        • Troublemaker10 says:

          She’s sueing in order to free herself from a hush contract that Trump never signed but his lawyer friend did.

          Liked by 2 people

        • But, but,,, Mr. Trump “Grabs them by the Pu$$Y””
          Enough for the Ignorant/ left for cries of Impeachment..

          Liked by 2 people

        • All American Snowflake says:

          The crime is the lying porn star. It probably didn’t happen. What germaphobe would have sex with a whore?

          Liked by 1 person

      • webgirlpdx says:

        That’s why they don’t have any top rated cable shows any longer……only about 3k watch now.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Bendix says:

        Anything that happened with a porn actress, over a decade ago, wouldn’t be of consequence in regard to a presidency.
        Unless of course, the people pushing this are under the common but erroneous belief that Bill Clinton was impeached over sex with an intern, and that adultery is an impeachable offense.
        A surprising number of people really believe this.
        Jimmy Kimmel, whom I’ve grown to hate, compared having Ms. Daniels on his show to candidate Trump bringing women who accused Bill Clinton of, not “misconduct”, but actual assault, while he held government office.
        I didn’t know Jimmy was that stupid.
        Any relationship alleged was of a completely consensual nature, between two private citizens.
        Liberals use the “consenting adults” standard all the time, but they want to turn around and start using this “misconduct” generic term to cover past behavior by people who now hold or wish to hold political office.
        I don’t really care what Ms. Daniels has to say, because no matter what, she’s been proved to be willing to lie when it suits her.
        I would hope Donald Trump didn’t do what she says he did, but I already knew he was a cheater when he first ran for president, and I came to terms with it.
        There is no such crime as “sexual misconduct”, btw, this is a new thing invented by the MSM, kind of like they invented “white Hispanic” to serve an agenda.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          I first heard that invented term “sexual misconduct” by the MSM during the campaign. It was in regards to placing a hand between a woman’s legs while she is VOLUNTARILY throwing herself at you and hanging all over you.

          As far as your earlier statement of the belief that WJC was impeached over sex, yeah. That is the sad state of way too many people in America. Deceived by MSM lies, which is why they continue to do it. The MSM repeating lies continuously is a propaganda technique actually done in Germany during the Nazi regime.

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          • dbobway says:

            As I recall, PDJT talked to the show host about what these women at this party were willing to do with rich men. He never performed the act. Clinton left evidence on a dark blue dress.
            Good economic news is getting better daily. North Korea? I pray this blackout of good news being ignored by the press is so overwhelming, November may become a wonderful thing

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        • Tegan says:

          Bendix…”didn’t know Kimmel was that stupid”…another example how hate has completely fried not only the personalities but brains of the unhinged liberals. I’m almost to the point i’m startingto believe all the theories of brainwashing by microwaves or cloud vapors! It’s very disturbing and sad to watch…very much like watching a family member or friend slowing destroying themselves.

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      • Thank you for using your body and shielding the rest of us from having to turn on CNN for the daily level of lunacy measurement.

        Liked by 7 people

    • waltherppk says:

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    • Jainphx says:

      I really love this site, but comment section is a turn off. I wish they would make it more user friendly.

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  2. Manufacturing Jobs now growing at 50% faster rate than the past 12 months!
    • From 224k annually
    • To 372k annually

    Liked by 23 people

  3. The Boss says:

    With job growth well underway, (no thanks to the Kenyan imposter), perhaps the President can cram for his meeting with Rocket Man Kim. (sarc)

    Liked by 7 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Our President has his eyes and his Killers focused on the most important thing that is holding back the Beautiful Economic Train 🚂, imports versus exports. I was not surprised by the revisions downward by both the NY and Atlanta Federal Reserves today. The gap between imports and exports continues to widen.

      I was so happy to hear our Wilburine talk about RECIPROCITY! When our President and his Killers impose Reciprocal Tariffs on every single country around the world that imports into our great nation, we will see these charts and more importantly our real GDP rates takeoff like we haven’t seen before.

      We are on the cusp Treepers!

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  4. Forecast: 200,000 Jobs … driving Unemployment down to 4.0%
    Actual: 313,000 Jobs … with FLAT Unemployment at 4.1%

    Guess what: Rising Wages are pulling some of the 90 million “out of the workforce” back in
    • Those people who “gave up looking for jobs” are returning to look (806k added)
    • THAT’s why Unemployment is flat
    • THAT will keep Wages from spiking too far (Wage Growth fell)

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    • Cooling Wage Growth will NOT spike Inflation
      • No need for the Fed to raise Rates to SUPPRESS economic take-off.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Bruce Fauth says:

        But the Fed will still look for a reason to raise rates. that’s what they do to try and stifle the economy of a Republican, and keep rates down for a Dem.

        Liked by 10 people

        • jmclever says:

          Janet Yellen retired and was replaced by Trump’s pick, Jerome Powell in February. It’s a whole new ball game. That transition went by unnoticed by MSM.

          Liked by 5 people

        • Time for President Trump to retweet Rand Paul’s demands to audit the Fed. … “Maybe we should audit the Fed if their Interest Rate Hikes kill Jobs Growth. What do you think, America?”

          Liked by 9 people

          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            I am sure our POTUS has that arrow in his quiver and is ready to use it.

            After that, I want an audit of the CIA

            Liked by 2 people

          • Not just “Aduit”..
            How’s about…

            END THE FED ????

            America coin & minted it’s OWN currency?

            Like JFK tried to accomplish?

            Liked by 4 people

          • chiefworm says:

            BKR, I’m reading “The Creature from Jekyll Island” about the Fed. An audit will only be a negative and the whole of the economy could become unglued (runs on banks, civil unrest, etc.). If people can start living within their means and saving, we can slowly strangle the “beast”, and maybe one day we can follow the blueprint our Founding Fathers gave us. Congress to coin money in precious metals: Something that has value. Getting there won’t be pretty but there is an inkling that our VGG President Trump understands this. Manufacturing, in my opinion, is a key to throw off the yoke of the Federal Reserve which isn’t Federal nor a true reserve. Working creates wealth while the Fed wants us idle and in debt. Hopefully the new Fed guy can turn the ship and starve the Rothschild’s and others.

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            • Just as with North Korea, it starts by ramping up to maximum pressure for the Fed to stop intervening BEFORE there’s evidence of a NEED. They need to feel REAL FEAR of being audited. You can bet President Trump has their attention as $4 Trillion in INCREMENTAL MONEY SUPPLY floods back as Repatriated Foreign Profits … with more to come annually. Same story for Tax Cuts leaving more Working Capital flowing through the economy.

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    • We will soon hear President Trump announce Welfare Reform:
      • Reducing the magnet to avoid working
      • Multiplying the size of the labor pool
      • Inviting skilled early retirees to return to work or to train under-skilled workers
      • Expanding the workforce both personally and through apprentices
      • Reducing the welfare-state “entitlement” spending
      • Expanding the tax base
      • Spiking tax receipts
      • Reducing deficits
      • Fueling a further reduction in Tax Rates to lowest Global Tax Burden
      • Making our country the most hospitable place to invest on the planet
      • Fueling the Reindustrialization of America.

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    • Wisconsin Example:
      • 3% Unemployment
      • 925,000 Welfare Recipients
      • Scott Walker: Time to attract them back to the workforce

      Liked by 9 people

      • Bendix says:

        Welfare to work programs can work, but only when the work is there.
        Locally, I’ve seen motivated people enter into these “work readiness” and “job training” programs, successfully complete them, and then sit waiting for the actual job. There just aren’t enough to go around.
        If Scott Walker is talking about attracting them back, that to me is a good sign, because it shows he’s thinking, and understanding too that the people aren’t 100% to blame for the circumstances they find themselves in.

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        • She threw herself at him. There were several items published that she had written when she won her internship. One great one that took me a while to puzzle out: “I’m going back to DC to earn my Presidential knee pads!” There several others, (true? I don’t know) with the same theme.
          I’ve been thrilled that she wasn’t arkancided, like the young aide very similar to Clinton’s. This girl was involved with a California Blue Dog Democrat, all of whom were being harassed by the Clinton machine. This is why, IMO, the current Dem Party has become so insane – all the blue collar and reasonable Dems have been ousted by the radical Dems.

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    • Main Street WINNING: Bypasses Services Jobs Growth!
      • 192k Growth in Manufacturing, Goods Producing & Construction
      • 187k Growth in Services
      [Credit to Flep]

      Liked by 7 people

    • Now tracking to add 4+ million jobs in Trump Year Two!

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    • dufrst says:

      There’s plenty of slack. Until that employment participation rate gets back over 65%, which was the levels before Obama, there’s plenty of room to growth with minimal wage growth to cause the type of inflation that hurts profits. MAGA!!

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      • Case in point:
        • We have, in round numbers, 100 million non-working adults.
        • We added 313,000 jobs
        • Unemployment remained at 4.1%
        • Guess what: the Labor Participation Rate went up 0.3% (300,000 jobs)

        We’re already pulling people BACK INTO the WORKFORCE!
        • BEFORE Welfare Reform encourages more of this.
        • So Welfare Reform will continue to drive Returning Workers.
        • This will alleviate Worker Shortages for both unskilled and skilled labor.
        • Which will prevent Worker Demand from outstripping Supply to the point that wages spike unnecessarily.
        • Which will prevent the Fed from making fraudulent Interest Rate Hikes under the false flag of “anticipated” Inflation Control in order to squelch America’s Mainstreet Revival.

        Rinse & Repeat!

        Liked by 12 people

        • daughnworks247 says:

          Right, and then it’s all those who had the 30 hour part-time jobs who want full-time work.

          Liked by 12 people

        • calbear84 says:

          The ‘real’ unemployment rate peaked at nearly 24% (!!!) during the depths of the Obama takeover. Finally heading in the right direction under our magnificent president.

          Liked by 9 people

        • BlackKnightRides,
          “We have, in round numbers, 100 million non-working adults.”
          U.S. population is around 330 million – I assume that includes children.
          Just trying to understand the numbers and equation.
          Any help is appreciated.

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        • BobInFL says:

          Noticed that VSGPDJT was discussing work training programs for people who have paid their debt to society – from jail to a job. Really impressed to hear him focus on that as I never hear anything about these folks from any politician. If he can make that happen and have it be a success I will be even more impressed (I just don’t know if I can be more impressed….OK I will try) than I am right now.

          Our President truly cares about all Americans and wants to see everyone succeed. He is a blessing.

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          • Home Depot announced a training program for 20,000: Could be a pilot for others to replicate. $50 million commitment.

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          • Govt-sponsored retraining programs aren’t as good as they sound. I had a friend who said, “Anybody can get a job. All they need is a nice suit, a well-done resume and be willing to work at any job offered.” She’d tell all her clients that. Some would whine, “But I have a disability!”

            She, who had MS and had recently had to start using a wheelchair, would yell back, “Well, look at me! I got a job! You are mobile. Now, get out there and get yourself a job.” She also had the wisdom to observe that retraining programs rewarded trainees with GRADES, whereas real jobs rewarded employees with MONEY.

            Needless to say, she had a very high success rate.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      BKR, on Maria’s FBN show while the globalist guests on FBN were panicking over wage growth and tariffs leadng to inflation, Charles Payne was talking about the 800k+ back in the work force.

      Charles said that was most the important stat as it breaks Bozo’s “new normal”. He said breaking the “new normal” is the most important thing in today’s business model. Later in the day the good FBN hosts and guests picked up on the importance of the labor participation rate, its significance and the importance of breaking the Bozo paradigm.

      SD, any chance on posting the video and comments?

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  5. Newman says:

    This great news for America will cause great alarm and gnashing of teeth by the media and Democrats.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I would like to see a bump UP in the jobless/unemployment statistic very soon.

    With the reason for the jump upward in the unemployment number being a lot of the dead weight of useless bureaucrats being trimmed from all these federal agencies, starting with the State department.

    I think we can weather it until these people can find something productive to do in the private sector.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      I would see it as a wash–all those bureaucrats losing their jobs and all those news jobs opening in the prison sector…lol

      Liked by 4 people

      • Deporting Illegals will nicely create a surge in demand for Unskilled Workers.

        Just in time for President Trump to shed unproductive bureaucrats.

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        • 4harrisonblog says:

          Bureaucrats people are very low skill people. So they will fit in.

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        • Oooohh, BKR, I love the image that just came into my head as I read your post! Highly educated DC bureaucrats wearing baseball hats over Western scarves covering their necks to protect them from the sun as they weeded the fields, picked beans, then strawberries, then corn…. Bwahahaha!

          A farmer told me once that a couple of “white” kids had come to work in his field, and they couln’t even last until noon! “The Mexicans are really fast and work all day until the harvest is all in!”

          Of course, back in the day, until the unions killed the custom, kids from as young as 10 would love going out in the fields and pick enough produce to go to the community festivals later in the summer. Their older siblings who were with them had gained the wisdom to save their money for college, or new clothes for H.S. or other practical goods.

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          • Yep back “in the Day” , A lot of us “kids” (young Teens), would work the “Bacca Fields” in the summer, of couse mowing grass, or other “odd Jobs”, too do during the summers into fall using our hard earned monies for new school cloths, etc etc…every year until We could get a “real Job” .. Wish Kids today had those same opportunities, instilling what hard work and rewards are..

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    • Hoosier says:

      You mean something like stamping license plates?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Pat Frederick says:

        yeah i figure if we arrest 50 bureaucrats, we’ll need more prison guards–I certainly would not like to see them in minimum security prisons—I’d like to see them all in chain gangs–maybe cleaning those streets in California with all the waste in the streets…and well someone has to document that for the history books–so we’ll need more photographers, and a few journalists–well maybe quite a few–we should arrest some of them too…

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    • Bendix says:

      The State Department is probably the worst, because you have to know the right people to work there.
      IMO, the agencies that adhere the closest to the civil service system (which was invented to reduce corruption) would be the better ones.
      Not sure which ones they’d be.
      It’s dispiriting to think about just how bad our institutions have become.
      The Uniparty makes it worse, because they never clean old the old regime’s political appointees, they just add more, another layer of useless bureaucracy.

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  7. I think even the libs would have to say this has been a good week for our country.

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  8. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Ride the lightning, Mr. President!!!

    Coming at you like a freight train rolling!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. dufrst says:

    The greatest jobs President that God has ever created! MAGA!

    Liked by 8 people

  10. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    Notice the adjusted increase from the month before. Most of Obama’s were adjusted down to their originally calculated numbers.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Cyber Space says:

    Can anyone just imagine what we would be hearing if Clinton had gotten in? She would be busy killing jobs with her policies and droning on and on about job retraining programs and public services and aid programs for the jobless while they are strung out and dying of opioids. I shudder when I think of the nuclear warhead that we dodged. Thank you God in Heaven for Donald J. Trump!

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  12. sundance says:

    Wage rate increases will hit in Q2 April – June ’18 (once labor slack is removed)

    Liked by 18 people

  13. Deplore Able says:

    Isn’t it nice to be beyond the day when an increase in the number of people of food stamps was considered “good news”.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. CorwinAmber says:

    Saturday night is usually movie night at our humble abode…however, tomorrow night we’ll be watching what promises to be the BEST Trump rally EVAH!! If you are our humble POTUS, what a smorgasbord to select from! What do you lead off with? This jobs report? North Korea? Tariffs? The economy in general? American optimism? Democrat obstructionism? An opposition party led by codgers and codgerettes? His re-election campaign? His potential opponents (I swear, if it was me, I’d run down the list of morons and assign new nicknames for all of them: Babbling Biden, Kommie Kamala, Senile Sanders, Has-Been Hillary, yadda yadda yadda)? It’s like a top line comedian with an entirely new routine that he’s trotting out for the benefit of his supporters…though I’m sure he’ll replay some of his greatest hits. We look for it with great anticipation (spoken like Tim Curry in the RHPS, if you catch my drift :o)

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    • Not to be outdone:

      The DO-NOTHING SENATE: McConnell, McCain, Flake, Sasse, Corker, Cronyn, Barosso, Thune, Johnson, Blunt …

      And Lyin’ Ryan.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        They are all now sitting on their hands or they’re in a drunken stupor, watching this train roar by them at nearly full speed. Watching their careers go down the tracks.

        Saying and thinking: Our money is drying up, no one will talk to us or listene to us any more.

        But…but…..but….we coulda been contenders….”What if he makes peace in the Mid-East?”

        “He broke Us”😎

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    • Bruce Fauth says:

      Been a long time since I heard a reference to THAT movie. Good one tho.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Running Fast says:

      Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

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  15. Steven says:

    As our Fleporeblog pointed out a couple of days ago, the economy is growing, but it is not growing at the pace it should due to trade deficits. I can’t wait to see what it will be once the trade balance is restored!!!

    Additionally, I think many of us educators (I’m a professor) would be caught off guard with the surge of marketable skill demands. I think there will be a huge drop with the SJW- and Global Warming-related studies when you could earn more as an engineer, scientist, and such! And this is a good thing!

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    • sedge2z says:

      Steven, you are a professor and read Conservative Treehouse?
      Thank You for Your Service! (and I mean that)

      Liked by 10 people

    • Reversing $100 Billion of the Trade Deficit with China alone (President Trump’s requested plan yesterday) would add 1-2% to GDP Growth (Import Decline & Export Growth), recognizing the multiplier effect of new manufacturing jobs on supporting construction, materials, hospitality and services sector jobs.

      Growth could readily move into uncharted waters!

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    • Kate says:

      Thank you Steven, good post from an educator and hopefully there are more who are like you.

      Liked by 3 people

    • ibobland08 says:

      Honestly the wages are pretty high already in STEM fields. I don’t think higher wages in those fields will increase enrollments in those programs. The truth is most students do not want to put in the academic work it requires.

      I think the reason for the high amounts of people in the liberal arts are cultural. Many people still think of trades for dumb people. Even people that superficially say otherwise still 9/10 want their kids to go college, even if it is for liberal arts.

      As a professor I am interested in your thoughts on this: I was thought it would be an interesting idea if public universities charged extra in tuition for liberal arts programs in order to subsidize STEM and 2-year technical/industrial (associate degrees).

      I don’t work in academia so I wouldn’t see the drawbacks if such a policy were in place. Public universities are supposed to provide a beneficial service for the community and state they are located in. So I think it would be good if they encouraged students to enroll in programs that have direct application to the work force.

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      • bob says:

        I’ve often thought that STEM college should be free if the student graduates and agrees to work in the state for 4 years. Of course this would be subsidized by non STEM students. I was just at a meeting with 10 people planning a job fair in a county of 20,000 people. I shlt you not, all 10 were from one government employment bureau or another. It was like watching monkeys try to do basic math.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        All it takes for a reversal and for a college education to become what higher education was there for in the beginning – and educated workforce — is for multiple businesses to stop asking for a B.A. as a basic qualification for hiring. Today it qualifies no one for anything.

        Apprenticeships, internships (if rigorous), part-time work in the field, work experience, perhaps plus a test of some sort, should be the bottom line.

        Degrees from STEM fields are work-oriented in the first place.

        And parents need to expect their high school graduates to have a sense of why they want to go to college (major for what?) and to earn at least part of their way. This includes the elites as well. America would begin to see much more capable and dedicated citizens in the future.

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        • ibobland08 says:

          You bring up a very good point. Unfortunately what I think happened is our society made a massive (and successful) effort in convincing people that college was the way to get a good job. The result is that nearly all responsible parents send their kids to college.

          I think businesses just “weed out” applicants by asking for degrees. While there are smart people without degrees that are good workers, the truth is that someone without a college degree is more likely to be a bad worker, alcoholic, drug addict, ect. This hiring strategy is efficient because unemployment was so high for the past 20 years and demand for these cushy, decent paying jobs were so high.

          This does not apply to trades as they are a different animal.

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          • American universities and colleges have a ‘schedule’ in some cases different than many other countries. In many countries medical, dental and many, as we term them, ‘professional’ studies begin immediately following what we call high school. They skip the general studies of our first two years “college”. ( TheParty Years). It is interesting to see these younger doctors practicing professionally in their twenties. As some have expressed to me, “we don’t have time to waste on parties and fraternities and remedial social classes.”

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          • Even though my hubby and I had spent years trash-talking colleges, my youngest child was stunned when he said he wanted to drop out of college after one quarter! Expensive, private, STEM-oriented, and we said, “Okay. Good luck. We’re sure you’ll do well at whatever you decide to do.”
            And we were right!!! After several very tough years of struggle, he has ended up in a very high position and a top Internet-based retail company and happy as a clam!

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        My career is a case in point to your request. I graduated in 79. My undergraduate degrees are in economics and philosophy with a minor in finance – I wanted to go into International Banking. The economy was so bad that year banks were not hiring, so I entered a 3 month training program for computer programming. I have been highly sought after for years due to my logic and analysis skills as well as some engineering talents picked up over the years, skills honed in debate, philosophy and econ honors seminars and papers. Some years later I completed a MS in Computer Science, mainly for the credential. I didn’t need it, since IT jobs mainly require that you are an autodidact.

        I’m near the end of my career because H1b visa holders have allowed industry to practice age discrimination against older workers.

        In short, my liberal arts degrees proved VERY useful in a STEM career. I would, however, require universities to make their liberal arts classes MUCH more rigorous than they are today. That would flush out the SJW types and return universities to those who can actually perform advanced work.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      You get a million likes from me just for being a prof who reads here!!! God bless you.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Actually its the numbers that are not showing the expansion because of the trade deficit. When America buys more, imports go up as in 4Q17. Today’s stats indicated strong growth for the American economy.

      Steven, bet you’re right on STEM majors moving back to producing and inventing.

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  16. Brian L says:

    I work for a major, global shipping company. We’re running about four thousand more packages a day through the station I’m at than this same time last year.

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    • What is the % increase?
      Exports vs Imports?

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    • Running Fast says:

      Our business as increased by 300% in 6 months!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      From the article linked above:

      * The labor force surged by 806,000, the biggest move since September 2003, and now sits just below 162 million.

      *Those counted outside the labor force declined by 653,00, though they still number 95 million.

      *The participation trend could be indicative that wages actually are coming up enough to encourage sidelined workers.

      Inside the glittering nonfarm payrolls report the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday were some even more inspiring numbers. Skilled labor positions surged with big increases in construction and manufacturing.

      The labor force surged by 806,000, the biggest move since September 2003, and now sits just below 162 million. That’s due to 653,000 people no longer counted as being out of the labor force and a growth of 785,000 folks reporting to be at work, according to the government’s household survey. The labor force participation rate rose to 63 percent while the employment-to-population ratio rose to 60.4 percent, both the highest since September.

      “What companies have been trying to do over the six months is solving this Rubik’s Cube, trying to figure out what we have to do to get those people off the bench to participate,” said Bill Ravenscroft, senior vice president at Adecco Staffing. “If we continue this type of [payrolls] growth this is going to be the catalyst for a wage spike.”

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  17. Cisco says:

    I took that suggestion and e-mailed my Make America Employed Again slogan to the WH website yesterday.
    I actually had a response in my mailbox this am.
    Now it wasn’t in the affirmative, just a form letter.
    But the idea that someone acknowledged it is nice.
    Probably computer driven, but at least it’s there.

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  18. Cat Lady says:

    I’m still not tired of winning!!!! Great work POTUS VSGDJT!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

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    • I’m not either, but I am starting to seriously get concerned at how/when the “Globalist” are going to strike back. Not this hooker/urinary olympics/msm droning on like dog pecker nats (DPG’s) drivel. A long hot summer of civil unrest? Hope not, cause that’s one we really need to win. Don’t mean to be a downer. Winning is great!

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      • CorwinAmber says:

        Very Stable Genius Donald John Trump…y’know, methinks Sundance should have a list of MAGA acronyms somewhere on this webpage for all of us who are challenged in that regard…especially with all the new Treepers posting here.

        MAGA
        SD
        VSG
        CTH
        please feel free to add, I’m not thinking great today…is it Wine O’Clock yet? must be somewhere in the world…hey garcon, another bouteille de vin from the Trump vineyards, s’il vous plait

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      • Tegan says:

        Very Stable Genius Donald John Trump (for Southernbythe graceof god)

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      • chrystalia99 says:

        Very Stable Genius Donald J Trump 🙂

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  19. sedge2z says:

    You know, with more of us Americans working, I bet our rates of suicide and depression will go down….more stability and respect.

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    • Bendix says:

      The biggest increase was in men over fifty. The category who took out loans to pay for their kid’s college (a point of pride for the white collar middle class, you sent your kids to college), got laid off from their job, with no hope of being rehired in their field, at anything close to what they were making before, and no hope of even collecting their social security when they make it to 65, because the government will garnish it until that loan is paid in full.
      Who would want to go to their kids, who by now have their own families, and ask them for help in paying off that which you freely gave them?
      When I heard that statistic on suicides, that was the connection I first thought of.

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Comments on the 55+ returning to work were most importantly lost growth (even decline) in retirement savings. Also skills are needed during booming growth periods. No time to train.

        Younger groups will be hired when growth slows down some.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Bendix, this is the wrong kind of pride — people “who took out loans to pay for their kid’s college.” Let parents save that money for their kids later when they have proven their worth and want to begin a business, or take higher level courses for a purpose, or buy a house. These would be much better investments.

        How many people have ever before invested so much in those with no collateral and no resume or background to give much assurance of any return. (High school does not count,) And too many kids take advantage and become slackers of one sort or another. The colleges and universities are right there to help them out. Want another loan, dearie?

        Let them prove themselves first. Let them find their internal resources to “want it.” They will develop a pride of self — and family and country — along the way. What did President Trump require of his kids (as well as the beautiful children’s mother)? That’s how to raise kids.

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  20. Kate says:

    Sundance, you don’t know how much your blog has meant to me and believe me I am spreading the word about The Treehouse to all my friends and relatives plus in my comments on other sites.
    I found that whenever something tremendous happens the first thing that comes to my mind is that I’ll can’t wait to see what your take is on it.
    You have kept my spirit up especially during the election of Nov.2016, what a Godsend you are.
    Thank you for your insightful knowledge and hard work.

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  21. webgirlpdx says:

    Dow over 300 pts. today. I guess Wall Street is over Gary Cohn?

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  22. Bonitabaycane says:

    Obama is very jealous of Trump’s Magic Wand! 🙂

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  23. das411 says:

    Thanks as always Sundance – it would be interesting if they included trends from the “failing mainstream media” category too, wouldn’t it?

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek-exec-in-secret-tape-we-gotta-turn-the-business-around-or-were-dead

    ““Those fourth-quarter revenue numbers were frickin’ fantastic,” Candappa beamed. “If we didn’t have that quarter, we’d already be dead by now.”

    He then presented an ominous timeline: Cash flow was coming down and would “hit bottom” in April 2018 and, unless the company recouped some of its previous revenue, it would likely not survive much longer.”

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  24. PaulM says:

    I have to wonder how anyone is going to bring the welfare/food stamp crowd back into the workforce when they’ve had a cell phone in one hand, a double bacon cheeseburger in the other and a soft spot on the couch in front of the taxpayer funded TV since the day they were born. Most of those people have never been around anyone who has gotten up and gone to work every day. Even the most entry level position is tough to keep if you come in whenever you want and tell your boss to shove it. If you cut off their free money if they get fired (no matter what they did), the media will scream that you’re “throwing poor mama’s and their innocent babies” out in the street!. It’s going to take some serious adapting by some to fix the welfare state, it was created the way it is just for that reason. They wanted to make it political suicide to undo it.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “If you cut off their free money if they get fired (no matter what they did), the media will scream that you’re “throwing poor mama’s and their innocent babies” out in the street!. It’s going to take some serious adapting by some to fix the welfare state”

      We do not care what “the media” has to say anymore. We have just the man to do it, he does not know the meaning of the phrase “political suicide”.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        In retrospect after posting above, I suppose he does know the meaning of the phrase “political suicide”. He just does not worry about it, because he does not allow it to apply to him.

        I think he is waiting until his 2nd term to tackle the “entitlement reforms” that will need to be done, eventually. First things first. Hopefully the populace will get on these RINOS and demand they stop obstructing and get on the Trump Train.

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      • Bendix says:

        Some of them are going to be seeing people around them, how go to work every day, actually having something to show for it.
        Right now the people who work the hardest, in some neighborhoods, look kind of like chumps to some.
        It will take time, but this will reverse itself.
        Eight years is a long time.

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      • Fake Nametag says:

        PDJT isn’t afraid of suicide because he knows he is immortal.

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    • bob says:

      What you do is turn up the heat slowly. We’ll provide food but only rice and beans. We’ll provide a phone but only a $10 a month one. We’ll provide shelter but only a very, very basic one. We’ll provide Medicaid only if you pay a copay. We will however provide a van to pick you up each day to take you too work for a nominal fee. Oh and BTW, Norplant is mandatory, not optional.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      This is a serious issue and I hope President Trump’s Administration tackles it. I think it will take something like a boot camp for willing individuals with all kinds of activities, including nutritional foods, lots of exercise three times per day, inspirational meetings, a few classes, some part-time internship-work activities. But living as a group with inspiring leaders might do the trick for the majority.

      Perhaps some of the larger businesses could imagine first year “training camps” for their future workers with the most successful hired — and some of the work experience fit to that business. The Japanese have some good ideas — how to inspire and enhance their workers.

      Maybe they could get their tattoos excised at the same time.

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  25. Pam says:

    I was curious but didn’t have the chance to check the figures this morning. This is fantastic! Thank you Mr. president for tax reform!

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  26. Running Fast says:

    Story from the trenches… just received an unsolicited call from an investment group to buy our small business. We operate in a “Main Street” focused industry and have spent the last several years building an incredible business. Since the election the industry has been booming and the future looks amazing. The money is starting to switch from Wall Street to Main Street.

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  27. chojun says:

    If hiring in manufacturing and mining continues then I predict an interesting dynamic for our big cities once the remaining slack in the labor market is taken up. Basically, the economic opportunities in less urban settings will be so compelling that the cities might see a net loss of population as people move away to take advantage of these.

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  28. alliwantissometruth says:

    How much more evidence does half of America (the stupid people) need to see before they realize the democrats & the MS Media don’t care about them, their children or the country?

    I’m not even going to list all the incredible accomplishments of the Trump Administration, the accomplishments making all Americans lives better & their futures brighter, yet all the democrats & the media can talk about is the blatant lie of Russian collusion & other pathetic & absurd non-stories?

    How long will the stupid people continue believing in these frauds?

    Better job prospects. More money in your pockets. A safer homeland. Brighter futures

    Hello, anybody home in those heads of yours?

    Do us all a favor & wake the f*** up

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  29. thedoc00 says:

    Yes the overall numbers look very good. Its the quality of the jobs which is most telling and least covered by the media, except FBN. The number of skilled and professional jobs created is actually outpacing hamburger flipper creation, wage growth slowed but its still increasing, the number of people voluntarily leaving a job to pursue another job is still increasing, the rate of direct employment vs employing temps for later conversion to permanent employees is increasing and number of new applications for unemployment actually lagged new hires again. The middle class is slowly reviving, which means a larger tax base. Unlike past Feds, this one stayed quite during market turbulence and did not get caught up in shaping economic policy. All good signs.

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  30. Zippy says:

    Sorry, I’m pro-Trump, but the BLS is too often full of BS.

    Screecheth The Lies and Scams Carnival Barker (+313k) – March 9, 2018
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=233091

    Small excerpt from his analysis:

    I’m sorry but I must instantly call bull**** on this. The month-over-month change in employed persons according to the household survey, at 1.55 million, is the largest I’ve got in my data going back to 1999. More-interesting is that virtually all of it came out of the “not-in-labor-force” figure, which allegedly declined by 1.304 million (not a record, incidentally, but certainly in the top of the shelf.)

    This is also an impossibility with the “unemployment rate” staying at 4.1%. It appears there’s some funny business going on over at the BLS — likely with the unemployment rate and juggling who goes in what bucket in an attempt to cork The Fed. It won’t work; they’ll see through that cr*p in 10 seconds, as I did.

    Also interestingly enough government added nearly 400,000 jobs last month. That’s utterly insane, and guess who’s paying for all of them?

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    • churchmouse says:

      As much as I admire Karl Denninger — prior to a turning point in 2016 — he’s a never-Trumper.

      It will be interesting to see if he changes his mind should the North Korean situation turn in America’s peaceful favour thanks to President Trump.

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  31. fred5678 says:

    The only indicator I need to watch is the one I see every day. Traffic around town is MUCH WORSE under President Trump. MUCH WORSE!!!!! I wish these new drivers were back home on their sofas collecting unemployment so I could get where I’M going faster and more safely — like the good ‘ol days!!

    Also noted fewer of those annoying panhandlers on the corner while I’m stuck in traffic, so that’s something, I’ll admit.

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  32. sundance says:

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      I do not think the next step will be welfare reform etc.

      You want to see the employment numbers take off like a rocket and a lot of people, I mean a lot of people get jobs?

      Rebuild our infrastructure. I believe our President said this was one of his next steps.

      Welfare reform and such is a political football and would be a long battle.

      But rebuilding our country. The job creations in this would greatly lower the welfare rolls. Many people are on welfare only because they could not find work.

      Yep, let welfare become what it once was in my time. “A Stamp of Shame” to be on.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Exactly so, Gunny. Win on this front, and Trump earns the political capital to undertake welfare reform which democrats will not be able to oppose. Excellent thinking, as usual.

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  33. With the record low unemployment numbers and the large numbers of employees paying taxes, shouldn’t there be record revenues being reported….and there shouldn’t there be massive savings in reduced unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc.?

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  34. beardedelder says:

    Can someone please square this jobs / BLS report with what Karl Denninger is saying about it?
    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=233091.

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  35. March & April, SPRING Jobs ramp up.. Guess-a-mate
    FIRST CALL…
    400K new jobs…
    (Mostly in Construction ).. lets say 150K
    Manufacturing another 100K
    Ag sector 100K
    all other 50K (part time service industries..)

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  36. TwoLaine says:

    I recently read that Waste Management is giving out $2k bonuses to their employees and putting out a big $4,500 hiring bonus for new certified drivers. Apparently there is a YUGE shortage of drivers, like 35-40k in the nation. So salaries and perks are continuing to rise as well.

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  37. webgirlpdx says:

    I love trolling my angry, hag liberal (AHL) here at work! Today:

    Me: “Wow. Look at that! The Dow is up 400 pts. today. Great jobs report along with all the other great news.”

    AHL: “Yes. But it lost 1000 pts last week”.

    ME: Sure. But I’ve made all of mine back and more. Haven’t you?”

    AHL: Grumble….grumble……walked off.

    #Winning! 🙂

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  38. I was in and out of stores today doing errands and I saw “We are Hiring” signs in every window! From a shoe store to the grocery store to KMart! The shoe store sign even said, “Full Time Only includes Health Insurance”. And this is a locally owned, large store.

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  39. Arby says:

    Unlike the part time jobs under Obama these are full time, real jobs at real wages and they don’t have to ask “do you want fries with that.” Of course with the push for $15 min wage kiosks will be doing the asking in the future, another Obama failure.

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    • Chris Four says:

      Here is an explanation of what employed means.
      * In the household survey, if you work as little as 1 hour a week, even selling trinkets on eBay, you are considered employed.
      *In the household survey, if you work three part-time jobs, 12 hours each, the BLS considers you a full-time employee.
      * In the payroll survey, three part-time jobs count as three jobs. The BLS attempts to factor this in, but they do not weed out duplicate Social Security numbers. The potential for double-counting jobs in the payroll survey is large.

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  40. Kristin says:

    He (President Trump) told us so….

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  41. ForGodandCountry says:

    Tomorrow’s headlines:

    Jobs Report Adds to Obama Legacy

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  42. dallasdan says:

    The left-leaning economists missed the estimate by over 100%. It is very painful for them to face overwhelming proof that the President’s plans are successful beyond even the most optimistic expectations. It sucks to be them.

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