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Old 01-05-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Lots of new jobs filled.

https://apnews.com/f3925762c6f845dfab936b45c28b4176

Manufacturing booming. Best in20 years.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/manu...since-1997.htm

New Record Low.

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-b...d-low-december

Unemployment super low. Below the natural rate of unemployment.Meaning getting hard for many employers to find qualified employees.

https://www.thebalance.com/current-u...d-news-3305733
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Thailand
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Prepare for the chorus of people with anecdotal tales of how they couldn't find a job therefore it's not a good job market.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:06 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There are a LOT of Help Wanted postings.

(and low skilled workers screaming for a $15/hr minimum wage.)

I do know the increased finished goods inventories + cost / availability of raw matl's is killing a lot of international companies (USA based and otherwise) (Downside of tariffs is that the entire world is a raw material source (buyer and sellers) but the USA is NOT a raw material resource (That infrastructure died 30 yrs ago) .

Challenges ahead (Brexit / world economy / indecision)

Mostly unpredictable!

But USA is still the most secure place for companies / investment. (That is a good thing)
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:34 AM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Interesting Read:
A Spendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, 2017, William J Bernstein.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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Prepare for the chorus of people with anecdotal tales of how they couldn't find a job therefore it's not a good job market.
and lets not forget under employed and working multiple jobs too .

it is never the fact an employer may just not find them good hiring material.

low to no MARKETABLE skills , can't pass a drug test or back ground check , poor work ethics , poor work skills , poor work history or just live in an area that just does not support good jobs ..

it is always , the reports lie .
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Boston
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and lets not forget under employed and working multiple jobs too .

it is never the fact an employer may just not find them good hiring material.

low to no MARKETABLE skills , can't pass a drug test or back ground check , poor work ethics , poor work skills , poor work history or just live in an area that just does not support good jobs ..

it is always , the reports lie .
might be too early in the morning to be speaking the truth
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Lots of new jobs filled.
Not in December. You actually lost 534,000 jobs.

157,015,000 Americans were working, but now only 156,481,000 Americans are working.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Not in December. You actually lost 534,000 jobs.

157,015,000 Americans were working, but now only 156,481,000 Americans are working.
How many people retired that month? Here with about 500 in our building, I know of several that left in December to either retire or to accept jobs elsewhere, and already two more this month. The aging workforce will continue to drop out of the working numbers as they reach the late 60s and 70.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Not in December. You actually lost 534,000 jobs.

157,015,000 Americans were working, but now only 156,481,000 Americans are working.
December is always a job loss month. This is when short time seasonal jobs end. This includes stores, companies making goods for seasonal holiday trade, cut back on those seasonable employees.

This is just an annual event, caused by holidays that require more people to fill at retail, more people needed to supply the holiday goods, truck drivers to get the holiday goods around the country, warehouse employees hired to handle the rush, and once the season passes they lay off those short term employees.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: ATX/Houston
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Lowered corporate taxes riding a tech boom/industrial revolution will do that.
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