Diving Into Today’s Rosy Jobs Report

(Originally published here.)

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No single data release probably affects markets more than the monthly jobs report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which today noted that the economy added 204,000 workers in October. This focus is overblown because the changes are statistically insignificant and “noisy.” Even so, studying longer-term job trends buried in the report is revealing.


About Matthew C. Klein

I write about the economy and financial markets for Bloomberg View. Before that I wrote for The Economist on a fellowship provided by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. I have worked at the world's largest hedge fund and read every FOMC transcript since May, 1987.
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