The February jobs report was released on Friday and once again, it’s all good news.
The number of jobs was higher than expected and the unemployment rate dropped again.
Job growth smashes expectations for February as unemployment falls back to 3.5%
Nonfarm payrolls grew far more than expected in February as companies continued to hire leading into a growing coronavirus scare.
The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy added 273,000 new jobs during the month, while the unemployment rate was 3.5%, matching its lowest level in more than 50 years. An alternative measure of joblessness that counts those not looking for work and holding part-time jobs for economic reasons edged higher to 7%.
The January and February gains tied for best month since May 2018.
Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for payroll growth of 175,000 and a 3.5% jobless level. Average hourly earnings grew by 3% over the past year, in line with estimates, while the average work week, considered a key measure of productivity, nudged up to 34.4 hours.
There was more good news for the jobs market: The previous two months’ estimates were revised higher by a total of 85,000. December moved up from 147,000 to 184,000, while January went from 225,000 to 273,000. Those revisions brought the three-month average up to a robust 243,000 while the average monthly gain in 2019 was 178,000.
This is horrible news for the Democrats and great news for America.
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
Another incredible jobs report. Let’s keep this winning going #2020.
Economy Added 273,000 Jobs in February – WSJ https://t.co/1GTjWrvoRZ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 6, 2020
President Trump promised to grow our economy & bring jobs BACK to the U.S.
— GOP (@GOP) March 7, 2020
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 6, 2020
Another great jobs report for February:
-273k new jobs
-Unemployment still at record low
-Wages up 3%
The Trump economy is roaring.https://t.co/4307gc01m6
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 6, 2020
Democrats can’t compete with this for 2020 and they know it.