2015: The year jobs surge in the US

The strong November jobs number—a result of the 321,000 jobs employers added, which was well over the predicted 230,000 economists predicted—has inspired optimism among CNBC TV anchors. That's because it pushed the employment rate down to 5.8 percent, making 2014 the strongest year for job growth since 1999.


A woman walks past a "Now Hiring" sign as she leaves the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston.
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A woman walks past a "Now Hiring" sign as she leaves the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston.

With a positive and inspiring jobs outlook on the horizon for 2015, many believe jobs will be the No. 1 story next year.

But along with strong job growth will be market volatility. The wild swings seen on Wall Street in December are a harbinger of things to come. With the Dow now at 18,000, a 1 or 2 percent move can mean triple-digit moves for the market, which could mean frequent big market days.