At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are up +7 and the price of oil per barrel is up now at $54.15. The market is poised to open slightly higher.
This morning the government released its final monthly jobs report while Obama is in office, the next one falls on Trump's head. The numbers came in at 156,000 for December slightly lower than an expected 175,000. The lower number is not considered worrisome because the present unemployment rate equals full employment. So just to recap, Obama leaves office with 11 million jobs added. Will Trump even come close?
CNN: Obama's final jobs report; Trump hits Toyota; Indian GDP forecast by Alanna Petroff
The Department of Labor released its highly anticipated jobs report on Friday showing the U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December, which was slightly below expectations.