“We will continue use science” or some similar refrain was the answer from James, prompting most lawmakers to express some relief.

Washington Insider: Reaction to Monthly Jobs Report

The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report released last week suggests that the economy ended 2019 on a steady footing, the New York Times reported last week. The American labor market “still shows few signs that it is running out of breath.”

Payroll gains in December capped a year of steady but slowing gains in employment, the government said, nudging the year’s total past 2.1 million jobs. That was fewer than 2018’s additions but more than enough to outpace population growth.

“We had relatively strong and steady job growth over the year despite a number of headwinds including

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