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Swing Factors and Wild Cards in the August Employment Report

Quirks in auto and education employment, plus recent strength in the consumer sector could impact Friday's jobs report, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

Note: Vishnu Lekraj, who normally joins our employment reports, is away from the office this week.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar. After a relatively strong month in July for employment gains, what should we expect for the August number which is due Friday? Here to offer some insights is Morningstar's Bob Johnson, our director of economic analysis.