Let's not forget, too, that all federally supplied numbers are revised 4-6 weeks later.
It's probable that it's actually NEGATIVE growth.
Jobs are a problem. People who have jobs, or those comfortable on their entitlements don't see a problem. The market is growing, the 401k numbers are good, inflation is managed. I golf with people in the building trades, business owners etc. Sure, there is uncertainty to hiring and healthcare costs, but business is good, very good. I have some small jobs that need to be done around the house. My contractor is too busy for me. He told me he's taking on bigger jobs than ever.
I know what's going on, to some small extent, behind the scenes. Quantitative easing, loose money policy. But, I'm telling you what the average person is seeing. IF the GOP doesn't manage to shoot itself in the foot, and takes Congress in November, there is danger ahead. The MSM and DNC are prepared to slaughter the newly Republican controlled Congress.