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'Elephant Hanging Over Our Heads': Economists React To February Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 273,000 jobs in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, marking the country's 113th straight month of employment gains. 

The unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.5%.


Notable jobs gains were seen in the healthcare industry, which added 38,000 jobs in February, and in the food services and drinking places industry, which has added 252,000 jobs over the past seven months.

The construction industry added 42,000 jobs in February after adding 49,000 in January. Construction industry job gains in 2019 averaged 13,000 per month. 

Here's how economists and others reacted to February's jobs report on Twitter.















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