Surge: U.S. Economy Added 313,000 in February, Best Since July 2016

Unemployment rate 4.1%. Nonfarm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February vs. an estimated 200,000

Very, very good economic numbers today. However, the Republicans, Trump included, are very bad about getting the message out about a strong economy. The media will have this news bumped by tomorrow. Republicans will do nothing about it and come Monday morning, the headlines will be the Mueller probe and Stormy Daniels. This news will be long gone.

Fox Business
U.S. stock futures jumped by triple digits on Friday after employers helped drive the best job growth since July 2016. U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, far surpassing expectations for an increase of 200,000 jobs after January’s better-than-expected reading, the Labor Department reported.

The unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, the lowest rate in more than 17 years, while the labor force participation rate increased to 63% from 62.7% during the month. That metric gauges the percentage of working-age Americans who are working or looking for work.

Average hourly earnings meanwhile increased by $0.04 to $26.75, while wage growth rose by 2.6%, slightly slower than January's 2.9% increase.

Goods-producing industries such as construction, manufacturing as well as mining and logging, collectively, had the highest month-to-month growth since 1998. Job creation