The 252,000 jobs added last month gave the nation its sharpest year of labor market growth since 1999, while helping drive down the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, which is a post-recession low.
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You may be aware, economists expect a strong 2015, supported by cheap oil and increased consumer spending that can help combat the slumps currently being experienced in Europe, China and Russia.
In a research note, Wells Fargo Securities called the late season job growth “an encouraging sign that the U.S. economic expansion is set to not only continue, but most likely accelerate in the coming year.”
In a Washington Post story, Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez agreed with that prediction, but cautioned there is still more work to be done.
Secretary Perez said the recently released numbers “demonstrate that the economy has a very good tailwind and they also demonstrate that there is a tremendous amount of unfinished business.”
You can count us among the companies that want to make sure the tailwind doesn’t end.