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Jim Cramer Quick Take: February Jobs Report Predictions Are All Over the Map

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "In all the years that I've been following the employment numbers, I've never seen a range [of estimates] this wide," TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said Thursday.

Cramer said he's got "smart people" telling him the February nonfarm payrolls report on Friday will come in at 50,000 jobs, while other "smart people" are telling him it will be 350,000 jobs. 

It's unusual for the range to be this wide. However, anything in the middle will probably be viewed as "ho-hum" by investors, who will be happy to finally have this unpredictable data point out of the way, Cramer said.

Many people are suspicious of the stock market because it continues to make new highs while economic data are starting to look a little less optimistic. However, as long as the 10-year Treasury yield stays below 3%, the rally in equities should continue, he said.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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