This week the Informed Conservative discussed employment numbers in the U.S. remaining strong despite the government shutdown, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf pushing a $15 minimum wage in his state, we launched our first podcast and discussed Democrats in New Jersey giving Cory “Spartacus” Booker’s Presidential campaign an advantage.
Despite the government shutdown private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from December to January according to the January ADP National Employment Report. Wall Street economists had forecast an increase of 174,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both reacted positively to the news. The Dow rose 1.77% while the S&P rose 1.56%.