Slowing! Jobs Friday Shows Decline In Jobs Added, Real Avg Hourly Earnings Growth Now -3.25% YoY (NOT The Strongest Economy In History!)

by confoundedinterest17

There is no doubt that the US economy is slowing, thanks in part to The Federal Reserve’s sudden crusade to slow inflation (caused by … The Federal Reserve and Federal spending).

My favorite chart is US Average Hourly Earnings YoY. It peaked in March at 5.6% and has been slowing to 5.1% in June. BUT historically high inflation has caused REAL US Average Hourly Earnings YoY to decline to -3.25%.

The good news? 372k jobs were added in June. The bad news? It was lower than jobs added in May (390k) showing a slowing trend.

Unemployment remained at 3.6%. Labor force participation fell to 62.2%.

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The US labor force participation remains below the pre-Covid levels despite staggering Fed monetary stimulus. But what happens when The Fed’s “Snake Juice” is withdrawn??

Here is a nice summary table.

US 30 year mortgage rates resumed their vertical climb as The Fed continues to tighten their loose monetary policy.

The US economy is slowing and no, Karine Jean-Pierre, the US is NOT ‘stronger economically’ than ever ‘in history:’ Unless, of course, she is referring to the Biden family wealth after the US strategic oil reserve release is sold to China instead of America.



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