Weekly U.S. jobless claims drop 42,000
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Employment Report: Household and Establishment Surveys Pointing in Very Different Directions This Morning...


Unemployment rate falls to 9.0% in January; payroll employment changes little (+36,000) The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.0 percent in January, while nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+36,000). Employment rose in manufacturing and retail and declined in construction and transportation...

I want a trained professional to analyze this. It is not unusual for the series to do something odd around Christmastide. It is not unusual for the series to diverge. Not this much.