>> A burst of hiring as the Trump administration gets underway. The Labor Department, Friday, announcing the biggest job creation spurt in four months. 227,000 new jobs were created in January, which was more than expected with construction firms and retailers leading the charge. Hiring on the factory floor up for a second straight month.
But it wasn't all good news on the labor front. A recent advance in take home pay stalled in January with average hourly earnings up just a mere $0.03 cents. The paltry gain catch the economists by surprise, given the hike and minimum wages across the country that went into effect on January 1st.
Unemployment actually ticked up last month to 4.8%. President Trump has put bringing jobs back to America at the center of his presidency. And January's numbers gives him a promising head start.