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    Thumbs up Jobs Report Contest - August 2016

    On Friday, September 2 we get the August jobs report. Make your predictions on the number of jobs gained / lost in the month (and the unemployment rate)...

    You can't pick a number already taken and each guess must be rounded to 1000's. (ex: +201,000, -14,000, +195,000, +176,000, -5,000, etc. - no 100's)

    There's a travel mug up for grabs for the closest pick.



    If the winner also guesses the unemployment number correctly, they can upgrade to the stainless mug if they'd like (so predict both)!



    We'll take predictions until 8:15 AM ET Friday morning, Sep. 2.


    Thanks, and good luck!

    Briefing.com's consensus estimates are looking for a gain of 175,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of and 4.8%.


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    Jobs gained - 196,000
    Unemployment rate - 5.0%

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    +250K
    4.8%

    I'll stick with the optimistic guess....like EA! (But maybe not QUITE as optimistic.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsptalk View Post
    Briefing.com's consensus estimates are looking for a gain of 175,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of and 4.8%.
    Good, but not so good they look manipulated...
    205k
    4.8%

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilanne View Post
    Jobs +270,000
    Unemployment 4.9%
    Can I change? I mistyped, should be:
    Jobs +170,000

    Unemployment 4.9%

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilanne View Post
    Can I change? I mistyped, should be:
    Jobs +170,000

    Unemployment 4.9%
    Yup, he goes by the last entry... I've done it before too
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    +210 4.8%

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    +220K 4.8%

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilanne View Post
    Can I change? I mistyped, should be:
    Jobs +170,000

    Unemployment 4.9%
    Yes, you can.....but are you sure you WANT TO????
    I remember a recent change by one member who ended up changing OUT of a winning guess.
    Just sayin'.
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    193,000

    4.9%

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    150K and 4.8%
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    +225K 4.8%

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