Monday, November 08, 2010

Let Businesses Get Down to Business

Friday's jobs report was better than expected. Non-farm payrolls increased by 151,000 in October and all of the gains came in the private sector. Unfortunately, there isn't much in what I would call the productive industries. The job gains came in areas like health care and eating and drinking establishments. Mining saw some gains, but most of it was in support services. Things like construction and manufacturing are still doing badly. Here is my interview on MSNBC about the jobs report.