US Economy  - Focus on the positives Key US employment data came out last Friday and it was much stronger than expected. It continues a trend of impressive payrolls numbers and ATM believe this is the extremely positive for both the US and global economy. The Facts US employment for December +292k vs median forecast +200k Unemployment rate 5.0% for December vs median forecast 5.0% Average hourly earnings growth was flat for December vs. median forecast +0.2% Over the past three months, job gains have averaged 284,000 a month  The  US economy added 2.65m jobs in 2015   Why is it positive? The fact that almost 300,000 jobs were added in the US in December indicates that the economy is growing at a solid pace. With more people employed, there is more money in the economy that can be spent - this drives economic activity and spurs further growth. Not only did the job creation in December surpass expectations, but the jobs figures from the previous two months were revised up significantly....