Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Faulty comparisons can lead us to use the wrong benchmarks in life.
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.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson on the Verizon strike's likely impact on Friday's employment report , plus inflation and consumer data.
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.
The coming year could bring some unexpected news from the Fed, on the home front, in the job market, and more, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
We're expecting about 200,000 new private-sector jobs in January, but keep an eye on retail, finance, and government hiring.
The raw data suggest that February job gains should be worse, not better, than the consensus of 143,000, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The short-term factors that led to a disappointing December jobs number likely did not entirely reverse themselves in January, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Friday's employment report will likely bring another good, but not great, headline number; however, workers should finally see some wage growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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