Economic Analysis – Week of February 11, 2015

January’s jobs report contained a number of positive elements. The payroll figures surpassed predictions, and the November and December numbers were revised up significantly. The labor-force participation rate rose as more workers are optimistic about finding a job in the economy. Job openings have continued to rise, but consumer confidence has been the biggest boost to the economy.

More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

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