262k!

Friday, March 04, 2005 | 09:47 AM

The new jobs data is a terrific boost to the Bullish camp (where I have been since February 2).  It was strong enough to keep the expansion growing, but not so robust as to force the Fed's hand.

As I wrote yesterday, I am thrilled to be wrong on "the under" this time around. Yields are coming in, oil is softening, and the Dow is closing in on multi-year highs. If we close above those highs -- an admittedly big if -- that will officially kick off the next major leg higher.

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Barry, Barry, Barry!

As most honest economist (as in no one shilling for the GOP or CATO) would point out, the 262K new non-farm jobs (as if farms have actually create work in the last one-hundred years) is still well below the number needed just to keep pace with the per annum rate of new, first time job seekers. I believe that number needs to be around 400K per month for at least a year.

Posted by: Jeff I | Mar 4, 2005 2:47:58 PM

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