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Chet -- I am confused by your post (as usual).
I have no reason to doubt the Bureau of Labor Statics numbers on jobs added. I have used their numbers repeatedly in this website. The 312,000 jobs added is an approximation and is subject to adjustment next month, which is often the case in issuing these numbers. It could go up or down a few thousand, but I respect the professionalism of the BLS staff to not "cook the books" for Trump.
Furthermore, I don't know where you got that "another opinion" but since you provided a link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, I clicked on it and found this for 2018 through November:
"Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.3 percent from October to November, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with no change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
"Real average hourly earnings increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from November 2017 to November 2018. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period."
These numbers do not jive with your statements above. If you're comparing a first quarter 2018 US Commerce Department report with a current BLS statistics report, then I would say making that comparison is woefully inaccurate.
Unless of course you think the BLS numbers are bullshit because you just don't want to believe them.