November 5th, 2018


U.S. employment is looking great coming out of October. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 250,000 jobs, mostly within the healthcare, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and warehousing industries. Wages jumped 3.1%, the largest increase since April 2009. At the same time, the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7%, its lowest level since 1969. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)