Silver linings for housing demand seen in jobs report

The Wall Street Journal’s Eric Morath has rounded up reactions from nine economists to today’s surprisingly weak December jobs report.

The bottom line? Don’t panic.

“This report should temper the growth bulls, but not cow them,” says Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist for Mizuho Securities.

Trulia’s Jed Kolko sees “silver linings for housing demand” because more young adults were working, and job growth in metro areas picked up. Source: