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Jobs Data Round Up
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 9, 2005 @ 6:15 am In Economy | Comments Disabled
For those of you who may not have been paying attention Friday, we had another below consensus Jobs number . Drilling beneath the headlines, we see the data is actually more discouraging than it appears at first blush.
Note that as I write this, I expect the jobs issue to have little impact on my recent intermediate Bullish comments. If anything, it will be spun positively, rationalized into a convenient excuse for Mr. G and his band of merry fed Governors to continue their monetary "accomodation" and ongoing measured pace.
For those wanting a little analysis with their data, here’s a few recent comments and additional sources on the Employment situation and the Unemployment Rate:
This should keep the economic wonks busy for a few hours . . .
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URLs in this post:
 Jobs number: http://www.thestreet.com/markets/marketfeatures/10207447.html
 this link: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm
 here: http://www.bls.gov/schedule/archives/empsit_nr.htm#2004
 html: http://www.ritholtz.com/blogftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/news.release/History/empsit.01072005.news
 pdf: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/empsit_01072005.pdf
 Economists React to Jobs Data : http://www.ritholtz.com/blog http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/economists_reac.html
 Employment Report: Let the Rationalizations Begin!: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/employment_repo.html
 Job Gains: How have past Presidents fared? : http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/job_gains_how_h.html
 Lost Jobs Found: Elapsed Time, 46 Months: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/lost_jobs_found.html
 Misunderstanding Unemployment Data: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/misunderstandin.html
 Unemployment Rate: Worse than it Appears: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/02/unemployment_ra.html
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