1. The final Obama jobs report: The U.S. Department of Labor is publishing the December jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET. It’s the final jobs report to be released while President Obama is still in office.
Economists forecast that America added 172,000 jobs in December. That’s roughly in line with the average 182,200 monthly jobs created during the rest of 2016. The unemployment rate is expected to tick up a bit to 4.7% from 4.6% in November.