Salient to Investors:

The jobs number is tremendously volatile and no one takes it at face value – especially so when the economy is making a turn or regular seasonal patterns start to change.

Historically, employment numbers for workers between 20 and 24 years old drop sharply in September – by an average 398,000 from August to September since 1948.

No political appointees currently serve in the Bureau of Labor Statistics: employees are career civil servants.

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