I have always been cautious about making too much out of one jobs report, but the numbers reported last Friday merit serious attention. We now have a string of consecutive months with strong increases in employment. Unless the last 20 days of December turn out to be an unforeseen disaster, 2014 will be the best year for job growth since 1999.
Two more reasons for optimism:
1) Wage growth is becoming more widespread. More jobs is nice; more people making more money is even nicer.
2) The unemployment rate did not go down. This is good news because it means that more people have entered the labor force looking for jobs.
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