BOOM!!! 250,000 JOBS in OCTOBER, Far better than Expectations!!! 3% Wage Gain, FIRST TIME Since Recession!!! LOWEST Unemployment for Hispanics in History!!!
AMERICA … PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOP CONGRESS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
Just ahead of the 2018 midterm elections we are presented with tremendous jobs news … 250,000 jobs were created in October and there was a 3% wage gain, the first time since the recession. The 250,000 jobs created smashed the 190,000 expectation. Over the past 12 months, job gains have averaged a solid 211,000. In a time where many economists have said we are fully employed, Trump and the GOP are creating even more jobs. From CNS News, 156,562,000: Record Employment for 12th Time Under Trump!!!
The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, the same as September, which is the lowest it’s been in decades — since the end of 1969. And the Hispanic unemployment rate, 4.4 percent, has never been lower. The unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.2 percent, remained near the all-time low of 5.9 percent set in May.
AMERICA, WHY WOULD YOU RUIN A GOOD THING AND CHANGE THIS? WHY WOULD YOU PUT DEMOCRATS IN POWER? CAN YOU NOT STAND PROSPERITY?
- Nonfarm payrolls increased by 250,000 for October, well ahead of Refinitiv estimates of 190,000.
- Average hourly earnings increased by 5 cents an hour for the month and 83 cents year-over-year, representing a 3.1 percent gain, the best pace since 2009.
- The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969.
Job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Nonfarm payrolls powered up by 250,000 for the month, well ahead of Refinitiv estimates of 190,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969.
“The job market is doing remarkably well, particularly this late in the expansion,” said Jim Baird, partner and chief investment officer for Plante Moran Financial Advisors. “This report adds yet another data point to a narrative that has been positive for the labor market this year. Little seems to stand in the way of the economy finishing 2018 out on solid footing.”
The ranks of the employed rose to a fresh record 156.6 million and the employment-to-population ratio increased to 60.6 percent, the highest level since December 2008, according to the department’s household survey. That headline jobless number stayed level even amid a two-tenths of a percentage point rise in the labor force participation rate to 62.9 percent.
Those counted as outside the labor force tumbled by 487,000 to 95.9 million.
But the bigger story may be wage growth, which has been the missing piece of the economic recovery. Average hourly earnings increased by 5 cents an hour for the month and 83 cents year over year, representing a 3.1 percent gain. The annual increase in wages was the best since 2009.
Health care showed some of the biggest gains for the month, adding 36,000. Manufacturing contributed 32,000, thanks to a gain in durable goods and in particular transportation equipment, which added 10,000.
Construction also rose sharply, with an increase of 30,000 while transportation and warehousing jumped by 42,000.
In addition, leisure and hospitality was a strong contributor, with 42,000 new positions after being unchanged in September, due likely to Hurricane Florence, the government report said.
Professional and business services increased by 35,000, bringing its 12-month total gain to 516,000, and mining added 5,000.