Don't get too excited about the top line jobs number, Kelly Evans reminds, since it's inflated...

|By:, SA News Editor

Don't get too excited about the top line jobs number, Kelly Evans reminds, since it's inflated by the 45,000 striking Verizon (VZ) workers who were subtracted from the August number were added back in for September. In other words, underlying job growth is roughly half as strong as today’s headline number suggests.