Economic Update & Jobs Report- Feb ’17

Keeping an eye on the economy can be a daunting task. Something that helps me to understand month-over-month trends is the monthly Economic Update and Jobs Report. I’ve attached a quick and easy-to-understand review of February’s report here: Economic Update- Feb ’17. Below are some highlights as well.

February Economic Update:

  •  Q4 GDP: +1.9%                                                                 
  • Nonfarm Payroll: +227,000 Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.8%  (Increased 0.1%)
  • Unemployment Rate for Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 2.5%

 Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 183,000 per month.

 Nonfarm payroll revisions:

November was revised down from +204,000 to +164,000
December was revised up from +156,000 to +157,000
Combined the revisions were 39,000 lower than previously reported


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