Happy Monday! Tom Brady is incredible. There’s not much else to say at this point.
And in case you missed it, we announced some Dispatch news on Friday … Chris Stirewalt, longtime digital politics editor at Fox News, is joining us as a contributing editor! We’re happy to welcome him aboard the pirate skiff.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The U.S. economy added 49,000 jobs in January, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report published Friday. The unemployment rate dropped from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent, in part due to a small decline in the labor force participation rate month over month.
A Commerce Department report released Friday found that the United States’ overall trade deficit reached its highest level since 2008 last year. The deficit in trade in goods, however, shrank 10 percent in 2020.