The raw data suggest that February job gains should be worse, not better, than the consensus of 143,000, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Friday's job report is unlikely to show that the payroll tax-cut expiration has thrown off the job market's slow but steady recovery, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
A better-than-expected April report and two consecutive months of mediocre ADP payroll data could make for an underwhelming government employment report on Friday.
A revitalized housing market, better-than-expected manufacturing data, and favorable seasonal adjustment factors could give a modest boost to September employment, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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