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Economy Added 313,000 Jobs in February

Well, I guess the MSM will have to report on this, and then it’s back to “Chaos in the White House” and “Mueller focuses on chance encounter at vending machine.”

Note below in this report from the Wall Street Journal – which I don’t count as traditional,┬áreflexibly anti-Trump MSM – that Americans are reentering the workforce, something we often didn’t see during the Obama years:

U.S. employers hired workers at the strongest pace in a year and a half, the unemployment rate held at a 17-year low in February, but the pace of wage growth eased.

Nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 313,000 last month, the Labor Department said Friday. It was the strongest monthly gain since July 2016. The unemployment rate, 4.1%, held at the lowest level since December 2000 for the fifth straight month.

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected 205,000 new jobs and a 4.0% unemployment rate.

Construction firms added 61,000 workers, the biggest increase in nearly 11 years for the sector. Hiring also picked up at retailers, manufacturers and local governments, including schools. All levels of government added 26,000 workers, also the best gain since July 2016.

Better hiring was supported by Americans entering the workforce in larger numbers. The share of Americans participating in the labor force rose by 0.3 percentage point to 63.0% in February.

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  2. There is a big change happening even here in Phoenix – new construction here and there, and banners over empty storerooms and buildings announcing “Coming Soon ___”.
    MAGA, one day at a time.

    1. Heard this morning that steel mills in Penn and Ohio are hiring more people to work in the mills, in anticipation of increased business. Coal mines are getting ready to supply coal to the steel mills as the mills begin to ramp up production. Same thing happening all over the country.

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