Job Growth Surges by 312,000 in December

Apr 2015
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Katmandu
#61
What quality of jobs are we talking about? Zero hours contracts at minimum wage. Middle managers on $12 80 an hour?

"In December, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose
11 cents to $27.48. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 84 cents,
or 3.2 percent.

Construction employment rose by 38,000 in December, with job gains in heavy and civil
engineering construction (+16,000) and nonresidential specialty trade construction
(+16,000). The construction industry added 280,000 jobs in 2018, compared with an
increase of 250,000 in 2017.

Manufacturing added 32,000 jobs in December. Most of the gain occurred in the durable
goods component (+19,000), with job growth in fabricated metal products (+7,000) and
in computer and electronic products (+4,000). Employment in the nondurable goods
component also increased over the month (+13,000). Manufacturing employment increased
by 284,000 over the year, with about three-fourths of the gain in durable goods
industries. Manufacturing had added 207,000 jobs in 2017."
 
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#62
Reading is fundamental, of the 312,000 new jobs:

"In December, employment in retail trade rose by 24,000. Job growth occurred in general
merchandise stores (+15,000) and automobile dealers (+6,000). These gains were partially
offset by a job loss in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores (-9,000). Retail
trade employment increased by 92,000 in 2018, after little net change in 2017 (-29,000)."

"
Health care led the way in new jobs, adding 50,000 for the month thanks to 38,000 new positions in ambulatory services and 7,000 more in hospitals. The industry saw a boom of 346,000 for the year, compared with a 284,000 gain the year before.
Restaurants and bars added 41,000 to the close the year with a 235,000 gain, down from 261,000 in 2017.
Construction also was one of the big gainers despite a slumping housing market. The industry added 38,000 jobs in December, bringing the annual total to 280,000, a 12 percent gain from 2017's 250,000.
Manufacturing also tuned in a solid 32,000 gain for the month, with the bulk of the growth coming from the 19,000 positions added in the key durable goods sector. The sector also saw a surge in 2018, with the 284,000 new positions representing a 37 percent rise from the previous year.
Another closely watched sector, retail, posted growth of 24,000 thanks to a holiday season boost. For the year, retail added 92,000, reversing the loss of 29,000 in 2017.
Government jobs saw a gain of 11,000.
Previous months also saw positive revisions, adding to the upbeat tone for the year. November saw its disappointing 155,000 original report revised up to 176,000, while October's count went from 237,000 to 274,000, for a net gain of 58,000 from the previous tallies.
"

Seems to me I did misspeak. But with unemployment rate rising, it's not that good of an economy. With fewer Americans getting an education to fill most of the professional jobs, they go to foreign workers.

What Are H-1B Visas, and Do They Hurt American Workers?


8 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely to Change.

Hiring illegals won't change.
 
Feb 2011
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The formerly great golden state
#63
I don't think Limbaugh has a direct line to the President. In fact, Limbaugh was laughing about this yesterday and how the Trump-hating media were claiming this about him. Limbaugh gives his own opinions and if Trump picks up on some of it, it's probably what Trump is thinking as well.

Trump will get the nod in 2020 and will win in a landslide. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that is how it's going to turn out.
Well, Trump does pick up on it. Maybe they're just two peas in a pod, and maybe Trump listens when Limbaugh tells him to hold stead on the government shutdown.

Why must you predict doom and gloom for this country? Surely, we'll be rid of the fraud and conman by 2020.
 
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Nov 2018
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Bel Air, MD
#64
Well, Trump does pick up on it. Maybe they're just two peas in a pod, and maybe Trump listens when Limbaugh tells him to hold stead on the government shutdown.

Why must you predict doom and gloom for this country? Surely, we'll be rid of the fraud and conman by 2020.
Who is predicting gloom and doom? And, nobody knows for sure what Trump listens to, so it's pure fantasy land the left lives in, but many of us already knew that.
 
Feb 2011
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The formerly great golden state
#65
Who is predicting gloom and doom? And, nobody knows for sure what Trump listens to, so it's pure fantasy land the left lives in, but many of us already knew that.
You're the one predicting Trump would win in a landslide. You must not have much faith in the voters of this great nation, thinking that they will be taken in yet again.

We know Trump listens to Limbugh et. al. and not anything he doesn't want to believe. Mainstream media, that is to say, media that relies of fact and checks its sources, is "fake news" and therefore the "enemy of the people" according to Trump.
 
Nov 2018
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Bel Air, MD
#66
You're the one predicting Trump would win in a landslide. You must not have much faith in the voters of this great nation, thinking that they will be taken in yet again.

We know Trump listens to Limbugh et. al. and not anything he doesn't want to believe. Mainstream media, that is to say, media that relies of fact and checks its sources, is "fake news" and therefore the "enemy of the people" according to Trump.
So gloom and doom means Trump wins in a landslide?

So what if Trump listens to Limbaugh. That doesn't mean he does what Limbaugh says.

Next..........
 
Feb 2011
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9,817
The formerly great golden state
#68
So gloom and doom means Trump wins in a landslide?

So what if Trump listens to Limbaugh. That doesn't mean he does what Limbaugh says.

Next..........
No, turn it around:

Trump wins in a landslide means gloom and doom.
and

Trump does what Limbaugh says, which shows he listens to Limbaugh.