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June 5, 2019

J:  On May 3, the BLS gave us stunningly good news on the US labor market in April  As the chart shows, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 jobs that month to a record of 151,095,000 such jobs.

The low point since the December 2007 to June 2009 rec...

July 10, 2018

J:  On July 6 the BLS gave us a ton of interesting data on "The Employment Situation-June 2018."  For a start, they reported that the total number of people employed last month was a record 155,576,000.  This is an increase from a year earlier of 2,326,000 people emplo...

June 5, 2018

J:  I really wanted to use the phrase "barn burner" to describe May's employment report, but turns out I've been scooped.  The use of the very colorful term "barnburner" to describe a phenomenally robust increase in employment appeared in a New York Times art...

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