‘WOW! WOW!’ CNBC Anchor Stunned By Jobs Report Showing 517,000 Jobs Added — ‘A Blastoff of a Number!’

February 04, 2023

CNBC anchor Rick Santelli flipped over a January jobs report that saw “a blastoff number” of 517,000 jobs added, nearly tripling expectations. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care. Wow!” just seconds after predicting a much lower number of jobs added:The numbers will be coming out shortly. 517,000 nonfarm payrolls. And average hourly earnings month over month up 3/10, which matches last month.