Job Growth Far Exceeds Expert Expectations

Surpassing what economists predicted, job growth in January confirms that Donald Trump is delivering his promises.

Job growth of 185,000 in January would have been good news. But jobs grew instead by 234,000!

These new jobs indicate, again, that lowering taxes and reducing regulations is the right thing to do if you want economic growth. If this kind of growth had occurred under Obama, the media would have made sure that he got the credit.

CNBC reports, “Private payrolls grow by 234,000 in January, vs 185,000 expected: ADP/Moody’s Analytics.

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The new year got off to a strong start for job creation, with businesses adding 234,000 in January, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had been looking for private payrolls to grow by 185,000.

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Within that [Service] sector some of the better-paying industries showed solid gains: Trade, transportation and utilities led with 51,000, education and health services added 47,000 and professional and businesses services contributed 46,000. Leisure and hospitality services also grew by 46,000.

On the goods-producing side, manufacturing added 12,000 jobs while construction saw 9,000 new hires despite the traditionally slow month for the industry.

“The job market juggernaut marches on,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said in a statement. “Given the strong January job gain, 2018 is on track to be the eighth consecutive year in which the economy creates over 2 million jobs. If it falls short, it is likely because businesses can’t find workers to fill all the open job positions.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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