Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar. Ahead of the government employment report for May [on Friday], we got ADP private-sector employment data for the same month [on Wednesday]. It showed only 135
it's every year since 1950, and it's averaged together, and that number is 2.1%. Right now, with the latest employment report , we're running at 1.9%. So we're not that far out of range. Stipp: Also when you look at gross domestic
200. I mean, everyone right now is on the excited end of the curve. They were all excited about [February's employment report ]. Well, you know what, it could just as easily be a disaster the next month, and I don't care as long as my
April's employment report was stronger than expected, but gains have been less broad-based recently, and we may have to live with a higher unemployment rate than we've seen in the past, says Francisco Torralba of Morningstar's investment management division.
into next year, probably want to pull back a little bit, but I think particularly after last month's pretty poor employment report , that's something that obviously the Fed is focused on. They've explicitly said that they want employment to
unexpected. The consensus figures for Friday for the employment report is to drop back also from kind of the mid-200 ..... construction, but it may not show up in this month's employment report , unfortunately. Manufacturing was a little bit
but still the four-week moving average has generally trended down, which would tend to indicate that maybe the employment report would be better than it has been the last couple of months. So, at least we should be stable in terms of employment
and unavailable for this interview. Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar. Ahead of the government's employment report for January, due on Friday, we got ADP private-sector employment data on Wednesday. It showed that 192,000
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.
A strong ADP employment report for December may raise hopes for Friday's government employment report , but an upside surprise is not a given.