Here's Why the January Jobs Number Could Surprise to the Upside

Wall Street analysts have penciled in 175,000 new jobs added in January. Considering the recent run of strong economic data, that consensus estimate could be on the low side.
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Wall Street analysts have penciled in 175,000 new jobs added in January. Considering the recent run of strong economic data, that consensus estimate could be on the low side.  The U.S. unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 4.7% when the Labor Department provides the government's first jobs report under the Trump administration on Friday. Hourly earnings are expected to rise 0.3%. While earnings may be on the rise, TheStreet's Jim Cramer believes the Fed needs to raise interest rates faster.