“The first full post-election month for job growth illustrates employers’ rebounding confidence in the new Administration’s plans for economic expansion. Add in the 2.9 percent year-over-year wage increase for employees, and you can easily see why consumer confidence is the highest it’s been in over 15 years. Considering the first quarter has historically been a very strong period for job creation, the immediate outlook is bright for job seekers, which should translate to further gains in the equity markets.”

—Todd M. Schoenberger, Jones Falls Financial Director.