February Jobs Report Comes In Hot, Hot, Hot (Avg Hourly Earnings UP 4.6% YoY, Too Bad Inflation Is At 6.4% YoY) – Investment Watch

by confoundedinterest17

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm, the February jobs report came in hot, hot, hot.

One indicator that the Biden Administration will herald is that average hourly earnings rose to 4.6% Year-over-year (YoY). Too bad headline inflation is still at a whopping 6.4% YoY.

More jobs were added to the US economy than forecast (311k actual versus 225k forecast). The U-3 unemployment rate rose to 3.6% from 3.4% in January.

The biggest gainer in jobs? Food services and drinking places, of course, at 69.9 k jobs added.

The aftermath of the jobs report? 2-year Treasury yields are down a whopping -15.8 basis points. But Europe is seeing double digit declines in sovereign yields as well.

At the 10-year tenor, we see the US Treasury yield drop -12.8 basis points. Much in line with European sovereign yield declines.

Author: jeserje

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