VDARE — Companies added 160,000 jobs in April, the smallest gain since September. Job creation had already slowed to an average of 200,000 over the last three months, down from a five-year high of 282,000 a month in the fourth quarter.
The Mainstream Media consensus: another ho-hum, albeit mildly disappointing report.
But the really bad employment news last month wasn’t in the headline numbers, but in the “other” employment survey, of households rather than businesses.
Household survey employment fell by 316,000 in April – the largest monthly job bleed since a whopping 445,000 loss in June 2011. April was also one of those rare months when immigrants bore the entire brunt of a job decline: