Here are some comments from economists about the February jobs report, which showed just 20,000 jobs added in the month, but the jobless rate falling to 3.8%.
• Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research put it bluntly, saying “Don’t hit the panic button.”
#JobsReport job growth plunges in February. Don’t hit panic button, likely due to extraordinary rapid growth in January
— Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) March 8, 2019
• LinkedIn’s economist Guy Berger, similarly, said he didn’t expect February’s print to be the norm and