Strong US Jobs, But Market Angst Means The Fed Is In The Balance

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By James Knightley

Strong headline jobs growth, but the composition should be considered

US nonfarm payrolls rose 311k in February, above the 225k consensus. There were 34k of downward revisions to the past two months of

Full-time versus part-time employment levels, in millions

Full-Time Versus Part-Time Employment Levels (Millions) (Macrobond, ING)

Percentage of banks tightening lending standards;  12-month change in unemployment rate

Senior Loan Officer Survey Shows Banks Are Nervous And Weaker Credit Flow Means Job Losses (Macrobond, ING)

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