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First Trump Administration Jobs Report: 235,000 New Jobs, 4.7% Unemployment

Friday, March 10, 2017 6:36
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President Trump has celebrated two blow-out jobs reports out earlier this week and today’s Labor Department report is no different. The Bureau of Labor statistics employment situation summary report showed that the economy gained 235,000 jobs while analysts had only expected between 190,000 and 220,000. The surprise jump in hiring drops the unemployment rate to 4.7%. The largest job gains came in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining. The trend continues the surprise seen in reports from LinkedIn and ADP earlier this week. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted the LinkedIn report first: Then came his celebration of the blowout ADP jobs number: CDN –


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