non-farm U.S. payroll employment

Brief Comment on U.S. Jobs Report

December 6, 2013

The data were better than forecast.  The 203K rise in non-farm payroll jobs last month beat the market consensus by 30K and was consistent with an average increase over the past four reported months of 204K.  Such a pace translates into a 1.81% annualized rate.  That trend is virtually in line with annualized employment growth […] More