Following a solid December employment report, average monthly job growth in 2013 could accelerate, but not by much, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.
Some quirks boosted the September employment report, but several factors--including higher wages and a construction upturn--suggest tailwinds for further improvement ahead.
A preponderance of evidence points to a job market that's healthier than Friday's report implies.
Morningstar employment sector analyst Vishnu Lekraj forecasts unemployment ticking higher still but sees an inflection point in the pace of job losses.
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