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Tackle Today: Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations

December 2, 2022

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«Good news is bad news.»


Nonfarm payrolls rose 263,000 for November, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, according to the Labor Department this morning. Economists were looking for an increase of 200,000, so this was officially stronger than expected. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings jumped 0.6% for the month, doubling expectations. Wages were up 5.1% year-over-year, also topping expectations of 4.6%.

While good for Main Street and supportive of corporate profits, signs that the labor market remains robust are not good for Wall Street.

We’re in the “good news is bad news” phase of the cycle.

Remember, Jerome Powell and his merry band of Fed governors want to curb inflation. Wage growth and a booming jobs market fly in the face of this.

Stock futures promptly fell, and we’re looking for a weak open. Time will tell if this is an overreaction or the beginning of a deeper decline.

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Chart of the Day: S&P 500 Futures (/ES)

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