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February 11, 2014, by John Norris

bill-murray-groundhog-dayThis past Sunday was Groundhog Day. That night, I watched the remaining 30 minutes of the movie with the same name. If you have seen Groundhog Day,” you know it is a story about a lout who lives the same day, February 2nd, over and over until he gets “it right.” It is a pretty popular flick, which has entered the American English vernacular or slang. As Wikipedia aptly puts it: “The phrase “Groundhog Day” has entered common use as a reference to an unpleasant situation that continually repeats, or seems to.”

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the Employment Situation report for January 2014. It sure felt like Groundhog Day. Haven’t we seen this already? After all, it wasn’t what I would or could call a good report, but I couldn’t call it a bad one either. It mediocre; only last monthly it was slightly less mediocre than the previous month.

As we put on Twitter this morning:…Read On…