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Is The Unemployment Rate “Right”?

The topic of the unemployment rate has come up a lot recently with regards to debates around full employment, wage growth, inflation, the stage...

Employment Trends Weakening: 14 Must-See Charts For Investors

On November 4, 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the employment data for October 2016. Economists rely heavily on employment trends &...

Labor Market Momentum Fades As Hiring Cools Down

Key Takeaway: Reported jobs growth fell short of expectations in May, but monthly jobs report data are noisy. Slowing jobs growth and rising compensation...

Utility Stocks May Benefit From Weak Jobs Number

Just this past week we found out that U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in May in nearly 6 years. Non-farm payrolls came in a +38K...

U.S. Economic Update: Higher Wages A Boon For Workers

Key Takeaway: Job openings are back to record levels and this is giving workers confidence to voluntarily leave their job to look for better...

Weak Q1 GDP Growth May Obscure Underlying Economic Strength

Key Takeaway: First quarter GDP growth could fail to meet forecasts, but Q1 weakness in GDP is becoming a recurring theme. Other measures of...

The Current State Of The Labor Market: Holding Steady

Key Takeaway: Monthly changes in employment data are mostly noise and do not deserve the attention they get. Longer-term trends show continued (or even...

Weekend Market Commentary: US Economy Muddles Into 2016

Big Picture: Surely the markets are happy to be done with 2015. On Thursday we wrapped up the last minutes of trading for the year with a...

October Jobs Report Marks 61 Consecutive Months Of Gains

The October jobs report surprised nearly everyone, coming in at a very impressive 271,000 jobs created last month. Considering it was also the best...

O Wage Inflation, Where Art Thou?

The labor markets have been improving steadily since th­e financial crisis. Some people would argue that the US is at or near full employment....

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